FORD has revealed the new Fiesta Van, featuring new styling, an enhanced technology package and an efficient mild hybrid powertrain option to make the compact van more distinctive and productive than ever.
Brendan Lyne, Director, Commercial Vehicles, Ford of Europe, said the new Fiesta Van’s advanced driver assistance systems can make work less demanding for customers, while its electrified powertrains and Ford Pro’s aftersales expertise help businesses to thrive.
Customers specifying the SYNC 3 with Navigation system further benefit from an onboard FordPass Connect modem 1 which enables a powerful suite of tools to boost their productivity and simplify the working day. These include remote unlocking and data-driven maintenance alerts through the FORDLiive connected uptime system delivered via the FordPass Pro mobile app or Ford Telematics.
Orders open this autumn for delivery in early 2022 and will cost from £16,715 for Trend and £16,790 for Sport trim (both excluding VAT).
Advanced driver assistance and lighting technologies are designed to support busy drivers. A Parking Pack includes Active Park Assist that can detect suitably-sized parking spaces and can control the steering for hands-free perpendicular and parallel parking, while the driver controls acceleration, braking and gear selection. A rear-view camera also supports when parking and reversing, while puddle lamps in the door mirrors alongside door edge protectors deliver extra convenience and protection.
The new van feat ures EcoBoost Hybrid 48-volt mild hybrid and EcoBoost petrol powertrains. The 125PS EcoBoost Hybrid models have a belt-driven integrated starter/generator (BISG) in place of the standard alternator, enabling recovery and storage of energy usually lost during braking and coasting to charge a 48-volt lithium-ion air-cooled battery pack, run the vehicle’s electrical ancillaries and provide torque assistance during normal driving and acceleration.
The technology can restart the engine in just 350 milliseconds, enabling the Auto Start-Stop system to turn off the engine in scenarios such as when coasting to a stop below 15 mph even when the vehicle is in gear with the clutch pedal depressed.