BIRMINGHAM, England – Ford is showcasing its most frugal commercial vehicle ever - the Fiesta Van ECOnetic, which returns 86 mpg - at the Birmingham Commercial Vehicle Show.
This ultra-economical new model which is making its full public debut at the show is now available for order by European customers.
Cutting CO2 emissions and fuel consumption by eight per cent compared to the current Fiesta Van ECOnetic model, the latest economy leader from Ford now delivers best-in-class CO2 emissions of 87g/km and fuel consumption of 3.3l/100km (86.5 mpg).
With its highly efficient 95PS 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel engine and practical 1.0 cubic metre load space, the Fiesta Van ECOnetic Technology provides businesses with a versatile van which offers exceptionally low cost-of-ownership, while enhancing their environmental credentials.
“The latest efficiency gains achieved by Ford engineers enable the Fiesta Van ECOnetic Technology to set a new economy benchmark in the light van class,” said Jesus Alonso, director CV Marketing, Sales and Service, Ford of Europe. “This is a smart, capable van which helps users cut their running costs, and their carbon footprint.”
The new model achieves its enhanced economy through further engine efficiency improvements and the fitment of Auto-Start-Stop as standard.
These features are combined with other Ford ECOnetic Technology innovations like Smart Regenerative Charging, Eco Mode and shift indicator light. The model also benefits from additional efficiency measures including optimised gear ratios, enhanced aerodynamics with lowered suspension, undershields and wheel deflectors, as well as low rolling resistance tyres.