Ford Fiesta Van ECOneticDecember 8, 2009
Green vans are here; the new Fiesta Van ECOnetic matches the emissions and economy of the Fiesta ECOnetic car, with 98g/km CO2 and 76.3mpg.
The ECOnetic 90PS 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi produces 10 per cent less CO2 than the mainstream TDCi unit, making the Fiesta the lowest emitting van in its sector.
This means that the new ECOnetic will use 35 gallons less fuel in an average year compared with the previous-generation Fiesta Van.
The Fiesta Van ECOnetic achieves its efficiency thanks to lowered suspension and rear wheel air deflectors, aerodynamic wheel covers and low rolling resistance tyres, a specially-calibrated Duratorq 1.6-litre TDCi with coated diesel particulate filter, and a modified transmission final drive ratio.
There’s also a gear shift-indicator light, but this obviously relies on driver action.
We’d expect the user-experience to be similar to that of the car version, which means it should be excellent to drive as well as good-looking, and yours for just £11,635.
If a small van isn’t what you’re looking for, the Ford ECOnetic line-up also includes the Mondeo, Focus, Fiesta and Transit.
The Fiesta’s Duratorq TDCi engines are produced at Ford’s Dagenham Diesel Centre which is powered by two wind turbines.