Ford Fiesta Van (2013–2017)
New Ford Fiesta Van unveiled
The Ford Fiesta Van was given a overhaul for 2013 with a heavily revised model introduced, going on sale in early 2013. All diesel engines in the new range emit less than 100g/km CO2 with emissions of 76.4mpg or better. The Fiesta Econetic Van has enhanced fuel-saving technologies to deliver best-in-class 87g/km and 85.6mpg.
It has a 1.0 cubic metre load space, 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 Fiesta Van powertrain choice includes the new 75PS 1.5-litre Duratorq TDCi and 95PS 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi engines – both built in Dagenham – and the 82PS 1.25-litre Duratec petrol units, assembled at Bridgend. The ultra-efficient Fiesta Van Econetic offers the specially developed 95PS 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi powertrain with standard Auto-Start-Stop, lowered suspension, aerodynamic rear under-tray and wheel trims, and low rolling resistance tyres.
The new Fiesta Van also comes with Ford MyKey which 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. Also introduced to new Fiesta is class-first technology Active City Stop, 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.
Ford announced that it will be fitting new 1.0 Ecoboost engines to the 1,000 out-of-warranty Fiesta, Focus and Tourneo Connect models the company had previously refused to re-engine when the engines failed due to loss of coolant (some cars for a 2nd time). 600,000 1.0 EcoBoosts have been produced. 44,000 have had their turbo-to-expansion tank degas pipes replaced as a TSB 'service action'. But 2,000 suffered actual engine failure. Of these, 1,000 have had their engines replaced free of charge, but the other 1,000 had not. Ford rectified this situation on 1-10-2018.