All-new Fiesta ready to take Paris by storm with appealing updates
New Ford Fiesta customers will also be able to specify an ECOnetic Technology variant expected to deliver 87g/km CO2 emissions and return 85.6mpg.
‘Ford’s new Fiesta is taking compact car fuel efficiency to new heights, with the help of advanced new technologies,’ said Glen Goold, new Fiesta global chief program engineer, Ford of Europe.
‘Fiesta broke the mould as a stylish, practical, forward-thinking and, most importantly, economical small car, when first launched in 1976 when fuel efficiency was at the forefront of most people’s minds. That thinking has guided the creation of the new Fiesta today as much as it did the original vehicle,’ he added.
Since then Ford has sold more than 15 million Fiestas around the world and the stylish new model features a sharper design and a host of exclusive technology features – as well as an extensive range of powertrains.
Fiesta will be equipped for the first time in the UK with:
100PS and 125 PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engines, the 2012 “International Engine of the Year”
80PS 1.0-litre petrol engines with direct-injection and Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing
75PS 1.5-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel engine with optimised fuel injection, low-friction piston coatings and a variable pressure oil pump
Customers will also be able to choose from:
95PS 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel engine, producing 200Nm of torque
105PS, 1.6-litre Ti-VCT petrol engine
60PS and 82PS 1.25-litre petrol engine
Ford’s Auto-Start-Stop system, which automatically shuts down the engine when the vehicle is at idle and restarts the engine when the driver wants to move off, will be available at launch with the 1.0-litre EcoBoost, 1.0-litre petrol and 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi ECOnetic Technology powertrains as standard. Ford’s advanced 6-speed Powershift transmission is also introduced to the range for the first time.
Ford has developed new chassis and suspension components to improve the ride quality and refinement of new Fiesta, and tuned the Ford Electronic Power Assisted Steering system. Handling is as dynamic and sporty as ever and a high-performance Fiesta ST model, powered by a 182PS 1.6-litre EcoBoost engine, will join the range in early 2013.
The new Fiesta’s package of leading Ford driver assistance and safety features will include MyKey, a segment-first technology that allows parents to encourage safer driving and limit their teenager’s exposure to risk at the wheel, as well as in-car connectivity system SYNC.
SYNC will feature Emergency Assistance that directly connects the vehicle occupants to local emergency services operators after an accident, in the correct language for the region whilst continuing to liaise with the driver in English. Also introduced to new Fiesta is first-in-class technology Active City Stop, a system already well received in Focus, designed to help drivers avoid low speed collisions. Active City Stop will be available as part of an optional Driver Assistance pack (including rear parking sensors and powerfold mirrors).
The dynamic new version of the best-selling Fiesta features a sharper design inspired by the latest Ford global design language and concept vehicles, including laser-cut headlamps incorporating LED technology (on Titanium and Titanium X) and a power-dome bonnet. Ford ergonomics and interior design experts have reconfigured the Fiesta interior with relocated switch-gear, new materials, interfaces and displays.
A Titanium X model will be introduced to the UK which broadens this specification further by adding features such as the Keyfree system and partial leather as standard.
The Ford Fiesta will be priced from £9,795 on-the-road in the UK and will be available in showrooms from early 2013. Full price list attached.