Ford introduced the Ford Fiesta Van at the 2008 IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover. A derivative of the all-new Ford Fiesta car which is being launched in Europe from autumn 2008, the Fiesta Van derivative is designed to meet the needs of professional or personal use customers and will be available in most European markets from early 2009.
|The new Fiesta van. Click to enlarge.|
Engines available include the 1.25-liter Duratec 16V gasoline unit (81 hp/60 kW), a frugal 1.4-liter Duratorq TDCi turbo diesel (67 hp/50 kW), and a top-of the-range 1.6-liter Duratorq TDCi (89 hp/66kW) turbo diesel with standard closed-loop coated DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter).
The fuel economy figures of the Fiesta Van are targeted to match those of the Fiesta 3-door passenger car. Both of the diesels offer a European Drive Cycle combined fuel consumption of 4.2 l/100 km (56 mpg US) and average CO2 emission of 110 g/km.
The new model shares many of its key qualities with the car on which it is based, the all-new Ford Fiesta. The load box volume is targeted to exceed 1,000 liters in volume, with a maximum useable load length of up to 1292 mm, as well as a maximum load box width of 1278 mm (1004 mm between the wheel arches) and heights of up to 936 mm. The load area is shielded from the driver compartment with a standard half-high bulkhead.
The new EPAS (Electric Power Assisted Steering) system delivers high levels of steering accuracy and contributes to lower fuel consumption thanks to the absence of a hydraulic device that would increase inertia and raise fuel consumption.