PARIS, France -Ford today announced that new Fiesta will target best-in-class fuel economy with seven powertrains for Europe capable of offering both sub-100 g/km CO2 emissions and returning 4.3 l/100 km or better.
The stylish new version of the small car will be one of the stars of the Paris Motor Show, which opens tomorrow.
European Fiesta customers also will be able to specify an ECOnetic Technology variant expected to deliver 87 g/km CO2 emissions and return 3.3 l/100 km.
“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,” added Goold.
“That thinking has guided the creation of the new Fiesta today as much as it did the original vehicle.”
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 Europe with:
- 100 PS and 125 PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engines, the 2012 “International Engine of the Year”
- 65 PS and 80 PS 1.0-litre petrol engines with direct-injection and Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing
- 75 PS 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:
- 95 PS 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel engine, producing 200 Nm of torque
- 105 PS, 1.6-litre Ti-VCT petrol engine
- 96 PS 1.4-litre Duratec petrol engine
- 60 PS and 82 PS 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 with the 1.0-litre EcoBoost, 1.0-litre petrol and 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi ECOnetic Technology powertrains.
Auto-Start-Stop enables sub-100 g/km CO2 emissions* for four 1.0-litre EcoBoost and 1.0-litre petrol powertrains, while the 1.5-litre and two 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel powertrains also emit less than 100 g/km CO2. Ford’s advanced 6-speed Powershift transmission is introduced to the range for the first time.
Ford has also introduced 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 182 PS 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. Also introduced to new Fiesta is class-first technology Active City Stop, a system designed to help drivers avoid low speed collisions, alongside Hill Launch Assist, Rear View Camera and integrated sat-nav.
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, power-dome bonnet and, for the first time, 17-inch alloy wheels. Ford ergonomics and interior design experts have reconfigured the Fiesta interior with relocated switch-gear, a new centre-console with arm-rest and new materials, interfaces and displays.