Ford introduces the facelifted Fiesta Van

Article by Christian A., on December 31, 2012

You’ll be surprised at how frugal the new Ford Fiesta Van is. Set to launch in 2013, this agile and stylish car-derived van for big and small businesses offers top-of-the-class fuel efficiency and technologies that are new to its segment. The new Fiesta Van is available with diesel engines that could all attain sub-100g/km CO2 emissions and 76.4mpg or better.

Fiesta ECOnetic Van is equipped with fuel-saving technologies to deliver best-in-class 87g/km and 85.6mpg. No other automaker in this class could match these figures. The Ford Fiesta Van comes with a very functional 1.0 cubic metre load space, giving businesses a flexible van with the appeal of a classic Fiesta.

The load compartment comes with a secure steel bulkhead and four cargo tie-down hooks, which were both designed in compliance with the international DIN standard for load restraints. It also features a sturdy rubber floor mat and resilient sidewall trim. There’s a bigger space for bulky items since the van has a load length of 1.3 metres and gross payload that ranges from 485-508kg.

Those who choose the Fiesta Van powertrain option will be getting the new 75PS 1.5-litre Duratorq TDCi and 95PS 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi engines (which are both produced in Dagenham) and the 82PS 1.25-litre Duratec petrol units, both built at Bridgend.

The exceedingly efficient Fiesta Van ECOnetic is equipped with the specially created 95PS 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi powertrain with standard Auto-Start-Stop, lowered suspension, aerodynamic rear under-tray and wheel trims, and low rolling resistance tires. Several crucial segment-first technologies are included in the new Fiesta Van’s package filled with the best Ford driver assistance and safety features. Businesses are able to promote safer driving with Ford MyKey.

This also reduces the driver’s exposure to danger at the wheel as well as offers fleets with ownership information. Just like the new Ford Transit Custom, the Fiesta Van also comes with Ford SYNC (the in-car connectivity system). During an accident, Ford SYNC with Emergency Assistance directly connects the vehicle occupants to local emergency services operators in the right language for that country.

New Fiesta also gets Active City Stop, a first-in-class technology that’s meant to help drivers avoid low speed collisions. It is available together with other features that increase convenience like the Hill Start Assist, Easy Fuel and Rear View Camera.

The new Ford Fiesta highlights the new EcoBoost engine and brags about a set of top-class features and technologies that provides for a perfect combination of a connected realm and unleashed driving experience.

It is also equipped with the latest MyFord Touch system which features a touch screen of 6.5 inches and an improved voice control technology to provide the best navigation, entertainment as well as communication functions. The SYNC AppLink feature pioneered by the first ever Fiesta model is still available and enables the drivers to synchronize smartphone apps with the vehicle controls and voice commands. These applications approved by Ford keep the drivers focused on the road while at the same time, it is able to control and access the controls with their hands in the steering wheel.

The brand’s well-known MyKey is now available which is very helpful to parents in encouraging safe driving to their teenagers and limiting their exposure to the risks of unmonitored driving. This system enables the owners to adjust the maximum speed as well as the limits in audio volume. It also mutes the audio when the seat belts are not fastened and guarantees driving aids, additional safety systems as well as quick alerts which are always activated when the car is in use.

Chief Engineer of Ford John Schneider said that this car is built especially for the new digital generation. It is equipped with MP3 capabilities and Bluetooth connectivity so the tech-savvy users do not get disconnected with their world of social media and entertainment.

Topics: ford, ford fiesta, van

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