The availability of Ford’s low emission ECOnetic engine has been expanded to now include the mid-range Zetec and top-of-the-range Titanium models. The extra-frugal ECOnetic Fiestas now only emit 95g/km CO2, down by 3g/km.
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, 95PS Duratorq TDCi engine with Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) which gives a combined 78.5 mpg. This amazing fuel economy coupled with zero road tax (Vehicle Excise Duty) can now be combined with more in-car features for a great driving experience.
Anthony Ireson, Ford of Britain marketing director, said: “Many drivers want to drive a car with lower emissions but still want comfort, performance and an affordable price. Expanding ECOnetic across the series answers that demand, with style.”
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 CO2 emissions. Additionally a green shift indicator in the instrument cluster highlights the optimal point to change gear to maximise fuel economy.
Fiesta ECOnetic – what’s different?
- 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. Keyless entry is a new convenience addition usually reserved for large cars but now on supermini Fiesta.