Extensive Re-Design on Ford Fiesta Van
Ford recently announced that the long-awaited facelift of its Fiesta Van has been completed, and the vehicle is now available for businesses that would like to place orders. Company spokesman are indicating that the commercial van will offer benefits to owners of both large and small businesses, not the least of which is its extremely low operating costs, good looks and versatility.
The new Fiesta van is equipped with a new Dagenham built 75 HP 1.5 litre Duratorq TDCi disel engine that the company says will provide at least 76.4 mile per gallon fuel efficiency and sub-100g/km CO2 emissions, a startling claim. Another version, the Econetic, provides even more impressive figures including 85.6 mpg with a 1.6 litre, 95HP Duratorq diesel, while a petrol Duratec 82 HP, 1.25 litre model is also available. Vehicles are available with rear-view cameras, hill-start assist and an special stopping mechanism that prevents low-speed collisions.
The extreme efficiency belies the vehicle’s versatility and dependability, and in addition to the low running costs it offers standard features that include a 1.0 cu m sized cargo area protected by a steel bulkhead that is smartly outfitted with tie-downs, a rubber floor mat and interior trim. The vehicle is available with a 485 kg payload or a 508 kg payload.
Ford did not shirk on the vehicle’s niceties and looks - depending on model chosen Ford has included laser-cut headlamps and 16-inch alloy wheels, and is offering upgrades including its unique Sync connectivity system, and a Ford MyKey program that allows speed limits and audio limits to be set remotely. Standard features include Auto-Start-Stop, low-rolling resistance tyres with wheel trim, and a lower suspension.