The new Ford Fiesta van is open to orders
The new Ford Fiesta van is open to orders now with first deliveries in early 2013. If you are looking for a new van this really is a stylish one, it includes laser cut headlamps which incorporate LED technology, a power dome bonnet and for the first time the option of 17” alloy wheels. The interior has undergone the touch of interior design experts with relocated switch gear, a new centre console with arm rest plus new materials, interfaces and displays. The icing on the cake is all diesel engines in the new Fiesta Van achieve sub-100g/km CO2 emissions and 76.4mpg or even better. The Fiesta ECOnetic Van features enhanced fuel-saving technologies to deliver best-in-class 87g/km and 85.6mpg, which is something no other manufacturer in the class can live up too.
Mark Easton, Ford Britain light commercial vehicle product manager said “the new Fiesta Van is a stylish mobile workshop for light duty tools and equipment that makes great business sense, both local tradesmen and urban delivery fleets will appreciate its sharp, professional looks, while relying on its versatility, dependability and exceptionally low running costs.” Load space is an important factor when purchasing a van; the Ford Fiesta has a practical 1.0 cubic metre load space. 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. The van’s load length of 1.3 metres and gross payload ranging from 485-508kg means space for bulkier items.
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 Ford 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 relevant country. Other features also introduced to the new Fiesta are the class-first technology Active City Stop this is a system designed to help drivers avoid low speed collisions. It is offered alongside other convenience features such as Hill Start Assist, Easy Fuel and Rear View Camera.