COLOGNE, Germany – The new Ford Fiesta Van, an agile and stylish car-derived van for both large and small businesses, will deliver class-leading fuel efficiency and segment-first technologies when it hits the road in early 2013.
All diesel engines in the new Fiesta Van achieve sub-100 g/km CO2 emissions and 3.7 l/100 km (76.4 mpg)* or better; the Fiesta ECOnetic Van features enhanced fuel-saving technologies to deliver best-in-class 87 g/km and 3.3 l/100 km (85.6 mpg), a feat that no other manufacturer in the class can match.
“The new Fiesta Van is a stylish mobile workshop for light duty tools and equipment that makes great business sense,” said Nick Readings, Ford of Europe’s commercial vehicle marketing manager. “Both local tradesmen and urban delivery fleets will appreciate its sharp, professional looks, while relying on its versatility, dependability and exceptionally low running costs.”
With its practical 1.0 cubic metre load space, the Fiesta Van offers businesses an adaptable van with classic Fiesta driver appeal. The load compartment features a secure steel bulkhead and four cargo tie-down hooks, both developed in accordance with the international DIN standard for load restraints, plus a tough rubber floor mat and durable sidewall trim. And with a load length of 1.3 metres and gross payload ranging from 485-508 kg, there is ample capacity for bulkier items.
Fiesta Van powertrain choice now includes the new 75 PS 1.5-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel, alongside the 95 PS 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel and 82 PS 1.25-litre Duratec petrol units. The ultra-efficient ECOnetic Van variant offers the specially developed 95 PS 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel ECOnetic powertrain with standard Auto-Start-Stop, along with lowered suspension, aerodynamic rear under-tray and wheel trims, and low rolling resistance tyres.
The new Fiesta Van’s package of leading Ford driver assistance and safety features includes a number of important segment-first technologies. Ford MyKey
allows businesses to encourage safer driving and limit the driver’s exposure to risk at the wheel as well as providing fleets with ownership information. Following on from the new Transit Custom, Fiesta Van also offers the in-car connectivity system Ford SYNC.
Ford SYNC with Emergency Assistance
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, Easy Fuel and Rear View Camera.
The dynamic new version of the Fiesta Van 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, the option of 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.
The new Fiesta Van is available to order now, with customer deliveries commencing in January.