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Most Frugal Ford Van Ever - Fiesta Van ECOnetic Technology Returning 86mpg - Debuts at Birmingham CV Show
- The most fuel-efficient van ever produced by Ford, the new Fiesta Van ECOnetic Technology makes its public debut at the Birmingham CV Show
- Enhanced fuel-saving technologies, including standard Auto-Start-Stop, cut CO2 emissions from 95g/km to 87g/km, and reduce fuel consumption by eight percent to 3.3l/100km (86mpg)
- Best-in-class emissions and fuel economy provide van operators with further reduced cost-of-ownership, and enable businesses to enhance their environmental credentials
BIRMINGHAM, UK, April 24, 2012 – Ford is showcasing its most frugal Ford commercial vehicle ever - the Fiesta Van ECOnetic which returns 86mpg - at the Birmingham CV Show.
This ultra-economical new model which is making its full public debut at the show is now available for order by European customers.
Cutting CO2 emissions and fuel consumption by eight percent compared to the current Fiesta Van ECOnetic model, the latest economy leader from Ford now delivers best-in-class CO2 emissions of 87g/km and fuel consumption of 3.3l/100km (86.5mpg)*.
With its highly efficient 95PS 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel engine and practical 1.0 cubic metre load space, the Fiesta Van ECOnetic Technology provides businesses with a versatile van which offers exceptionally low cost-of-ownership, while enhancing their environmental credentials.
“The latest efficiency gains achieved by Ford engineers enable the Fiesta Van ECOnetic Technology to set a new economy benchmark in the light van class,” said Jesus Alonso, Director CV Marketing, Sales and Service, Ford of Europe. “This is a smart, capable van which helps users cut their running costs, and their carbon footprint.”
The new model achieves its enhanced economy through further engine efficiency improvements and the fitment of Auto-Start-Stop as standard.
These features are combined with other Ford ECOnetic Technology innovations like Smart Regenerative Charging, Eco Mode and shift indicator light. The model also benefits from additional efficiency measures including optimised gear ratios, enhanced aerodynamics with lowered suspension, undershields and wheel deflectors, as well as low rolling resistance tyres.
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*All fuel consumption and CO2 emissions figures in g/km are from officially approved tests in accordance with EC Directive 93/116/EC. Fuel economy figures quoted are based on the European Fuel Economy Directive EU 80/1268/EEC and will differ from fuel economy drive cycle results in other regions of the world.
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 164,000 employees and about 70 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit http://corporate.ford.com
Ford of Europe is responsible for producing, selling and servicing Ford brand vehicles in 51 individual markets and employs approximately 66,000 employees. In addition to Ford Motor Credit Company, Ford of Europe operations include Ford Customer Service Division and 22 manufacturing facilities, including joint ventures. The first Ford cars were shipped to Europe in 1903 – the same year Ford Motor Company was founded. European production started in 1911.