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Ford Fiesta Lowers Emissions

Ford has made some changes to the Fiesta, including lowering emissions on certain models.

Three petrol engines see a reduction in CO2. Emissions are reduced from the 1.25-litre 82 PS engine by 4 g to 129 g/km, the 1.6-litre 95 PS engine sees CO2 lowered by 3 g to 107 g, and the 1.6-litre Ti-VCT 120 PS has reductions 5 g to 134 g.

For the 1.25-litre engine, 129 g/km emissions put the Ford Fiesta into a lower VED band, resulting in an annual saving of £110.

All engines change to new Stage V emission levels, with all diesels fitted with diesel particulate filters (DPF) and on all series including the 98 g/km CO2 ECOnetic.

Diesel engine power goes up by 5 PS to 95 PS from the 1.6-litre TDCi with DPF, and from August 2010 the latest Stage V engine tuning takes the Fiesta 1.4-litre TDCi with DPF up 2 PS to 70 PS.

All newly-ordered Fiestas will also have Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) as standard, bringing Fiesta in line with Ford’s large and medium car line-ups. ESP previously cost around £300.

Top-of-the-range Titanium models now have Bluetooth and USB connection as standard, worth around £200.

The Ford Fiesta and Ford Focus occupy the first and second positions among the UK’s best selling cars, with Fiesta taking an 8.6 per cent share of its market.

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