Ford has announced the list of engines and options that will be available in its new Fiesta range.
The car is already one of the most popular in the history of motoring, with more than 15 million units being sold around the world and with the latest modifications to the range, its status looks set to endure.
“Ford’s new Fiesta is taking compact car fuel efficiency to new heights, with the help of advanced new technologies,” said Glen Goold, global chief programme engineer for the Fiesta at Ford of Europe.
“Fiesta broke the mould as a stylish, practical, forward-thinking and, most importantly, economical small car, when first launched in 1976 when fuel efficiency was at the forefront of most people’s minds,” stated Mr Goold.
He added that the same kind of creative design and engineering that has been synonymous with the brand over the years will be evident in the new models.
The latest rollout of cars will feature sharper designs and a host of exclusive and innovative gadgets, as well as an extensive range of powertrains with a number of new options capable of backing up Mr Goold’s fuel efficiency claims.
Heading the list will be ECOnetic Technology model, which is expected to deliver carbon dioxide emissions of 87 g/km and boost fuel economy to 85.6 mpg.
Yet there will be plenty of choice on offer including the 100PS and 125 PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engines – deemed to be the 2012 International Engine of the Year, while diesel lovers could choose the 75PS 1.5-litre Duratorq TDCi with optimised fuel injection, a variable pressure oil pump and low-friction piston coatings.
The Ford Fiesta will be priced from £9,795 on-the-road in the UK and will be available in showrooms from early 2013. However, those drivers who want to get their hands on the cars without paying these sorts of sums could opt to acquire them as part of a car leasing scheme.
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