Ford unveiled its new Fiesta van at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham with a ST-Line-inspired Sport van range-topper.
The van is based on the new Fiesta hatchback, but a waiver of the rear seats to create a load compartment of a cubic meter. It also has altered the rear suspension to carry up to 500 kg of load – 160kg less than the Transit Courier, which is located above it, Ford commercial vehicles, the range.
The Fiesta Sport Van combines the practicality of a van with ST-Line features. You get bumper, 18 wheels and a rear spoiler taken directly from the standard Fiesta ST-Line, while the interior also has a couple of supported sports seats.
Like the regular Fiesta, the new-range vehicle is equipped with a significantly more modern interior than the previous generation. 8.0 in touchscreen with Ford’s Sync 3 infotainment system is available, bringing the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility with the smartphone, as well as applications including the popular navigation Waze.
Power comes from a choice of three engines. Two are petrol; the first is a naturally aspirated 1.1-liter unit offering 84bhp and the second is a turbocharged 1.0-litre Ecoboost engine with 123bhp. The third engine is a 1.5-liter TDCi unit available in two power outputs: 84bhp and 118bhp.
Ford has exceeded the Fiesta hatchback driver assist features on the van. A pre-collision warning system that can detect pedestrians, blindspot warning, and adaptive cruise control are available throughout the range. The Sport version of the Van gets ST-Line of accessories such as an adjustable speed limiter and lane-keep assist.
Ford has yet to confirm pricing for its new business model, even if not the main change that is foreseen by the previous generation of £11,505 opening of the figure. The Sport Van variant is likely to be close to his predecessor’s £13,995 starting price.
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