FORD says the new Ford Fiesta van will deliver class-leading economy and segment-first technologies when it launches in January.
All diesel engines in the new Fiesta van achieve sub-100g/km CO2 emissions and 76.4mpg or better. The Fiesta ECOnetic van delivers best-in-class 87g/km and 85.6mpg.
The new Fiesta Van’s package of Ford driver assistance and safety features includes a number of segment-first technologies:
- Ford MyKey allows businesses to encourage safer driving and limits the driver’s exposure to risk at the wheel as well as providing fleets with ownership information.
- Ford SYNC with Emergency Assistance directly connects vehicle occupants to emergency services after an accident – it even uses the right language for the country.
- Active City Stop is a system designed to help drivers avoid low speed collisions. It is offered alongside other convenience features such as Hill Start Assist, Easy Fuel and Rear View Camera.
The 1.0 cubic metre load compartment has a secure steel bulkhead and four cargo tie-down hooks (meeting the international DIN standard for load restraints), plus a rubber floor mat and sidewall trim. Load length is 1.3 metres and gross payload ranges from 485-508kg.
The Fiesta Van powertrain choice includes a new 75PS 1.5-litre Duratorq TDCi and 95PS 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi engines – both built in Dagenham – and the 82PS 1.25-litre Duratec petrol units, assembled at Bridgend.
The Fiesta ECOnetic offers the specially developed 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 tyres.
Other features include laser-cut headlamps incorporating LED technology, power-dome bonnet and, for the first time, the option of 17-inch alloy wheels. Ford ergonomics and interior design experts have reconfigured the Fiesta interior with relocated switch-gear, a new centre-console with arm-rest and new materials, interfaces and displays.
Check out these videos of the new technologies used in the Fiesta: