Ford Fiesta ECOneticSeptember 27, 2011
The Ford Fiesta ECOnetic has had its emissions lowered to 95 g/km CO 2
, with economy improved to 78.5 mpg, and the engine is now available in the mid-range Zetec and top-of-the-range Titanium models.
The addition of Zetec and Titanium models to the current Edge ECOnetic means a three-model “green” line up for customers to choose from. All three ECOnetics have the Dagenham-built, specially calibrated version of the 1.6 litre, 95 PS Duratorq TDCi engine with Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) which gives a combined 78.5 mpg. This fuel economy coupled with zero road tax (Vehicle Excise Duty) can now be combined with more in-car features.
The ECOnetic models in the Fiesta range start with Edge ECOnetic, priced from £13,895, which includes Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), air-conditioning, lowered suspension, aerodynamic improvements and low rolling resistance tyres.
The Zetec ECOnetic, priced from £14,445, has 14″ 6-spoke alloy wheels, front fog lights, rear wheel air deflectors, chrome surrounds on headlights, lower front grille, tailgate handle and belt line finisher, three-spoke leather steering wheel and ambient lighting.
The Titanium ECOnetic, priced from £15,645, adds Sony DAB Radio, Bluetooth voice control and USB connectivity, cruise control, front upper grille chrome strip, power-operated folding door mirrors, privacy glass, electronic automatic temperature control (EATC), automatic headlamps, automatic wipers, two rear speakers and a perimeter alarm.
Aerodynamic body styling, lowered suspension, low resistance tyres and low friction oil all help the Ford Fiesta ECOnetic achieve ultra-low CO 2
emissions. Additionally a green shift indicator in the instrument cluster highlights the optimal point to change gear to maximise fuel economy.
Fiesta ECOnetics have the following differentiating features:
? Aerodynamic rear air deflectors
? Lowered suspension
? Optimised rolling resistance tyres (175/65R14) and low friction oil
? Green shift indicator light
? Modified engine calibration
? Transmission final drive ratio changed from 3.37 to 3.05
Mars Red and Fashionista have been added to the ten colour options, DAB radio is now an option on all models and standard on Titanium. Bluetooth, voice control and USB connectivity are available from Edge to Titanium models, and Fiestas now come with keyless entry.
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