New green Fiestas cleaner than some hybrids

Ford's low emission ECOnetic engine is now available in the mid-range Zetec and top-of-the-range Titanium Fiesta models. The extra-frugal ECOnetic Fiestas now only emit 95g/km CO2, down by 3g/km, much lower than some well-regarded hybrid models from other makers.

The addition of Zetec and Titanium models to the current Edge ECOnetic means a three-model "green" line up for customers to choose from.

All three ECOnetics have the Dagenham-built, specially calibrated version of the 1.6 litre, 95PS Duratorq TDCi engine with Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) which gives a combined 78.5 mpg. This amazing fuel economy coupled with zero road tax can now be combined with more in-car features for a great driving experience.

Tom Croft, group sales manager for Foray, believes many drivers want a car with lower emissions but still want comfort, performance and an affordable price. Expanding ECOnetic across the Fiesta range answers that demand, with style.

The ECOnetic models in the Fiesta range start with Edge ECOnetic, priced from £13,895, with the Zetec ECOnetic from £14,445 and the Titanium ECOnetic from £15,645.

Mars Red and Fashionista have been added to the 10 colour options, DAB radio is now an option on all models and standard on Titanium. Bluetooth, voice control and USB connectivity are available from Edge to Titanium models. Keyless entry is a new convenience addition usually reserved for large cars but now on supermini Fiesta.

The latest Fiesta range also includes a new special edition 134PS hot hatch - the Metal model.

Priced from £15,695 on the road, and limited to just 1,000 examples, the Ford Fiesta Metal boasts 134PS at 6,700rpm and 160Nm of torque at 4,250rpm from its 1.6-litre, Duratec Ti-VCT petrol engine, and can reach 62mph in just 8.7 seconds. It is available in Panther Black, Midnight Sky and Frozen White