26.9.2012 New Ford Fiesta returns 85.6 mpg
The new Ford Fiesta will target best-in-class fuel economy with six powertrains for the UK offering both sub-100 g/km CO2 emissions and returning from 65.7 mpg.
New Ford Fiesta customers will also be able to specify an ECOnetic Technology variant expected to deliver 87 g/km CO2 emissions and return 85.6 mpg.
Since the first Fiesta was launched in 1976, 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.
The new 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 automatic start-stop system, which 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 the 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.
SYNC, Ford's in-car connectivity system, 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 the 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 Ford Fiesta will be priced from £9,795 on-the-road in the UK and will be available in showrooms from early 2013.
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