Ford Fiesta Review & Buyers' Guide
£10,980 – £13,470
Available as: Van, ECOnetic, SportVan, Engine options:1.5TD 75hp, 1.6TD 95hp, 1.3P 60/82hp, Volume (m³): 1.0, Payload (kg): 485 – 508
Latest Fiesta Van gets a re-designed front-end, a restyled cab interior, a new 1.5-litre diesel and dynamically its a triumph.
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Ford is on a roll; it’s just introduced the all-new, front-wheel drive one-tonne Transit Custom and it’s rear-wheel drive two-tonne brother is on the way around about the same time as the next generation Transit Connect. The new Fiesta Van is in danger of disappearing under a barrage of Transits, which would be a shame.
It was launched at the beginning of 2013 at the same time as its passenger car siblings and we have to say that we are impressed. We had a great deal of admiration for its predecessor, but Ford has managed to make it even better; especially in terms of dynamics. Its forerunners were impressive, but these latest Fiesta Vans are simply stunning.
Carried over from its predecessor, it boasts a 1.0m3 load space and gross payload ranges from 485kg to 508kg. There’s a choice of three diesel engines, all mated to a five-speed manual transmission. First up there’s a new 75hp 1.5-litre replacing the old 1.4-litre unit and it’s joined by two 95hp versions of a revised 1.6-litre TDCi from the predecessor.
A full Review & Buyers’ Guide will be published in the near future, but in the meantime take a look at the First Drive video at the top of the page.