The Ford Fiesta regularly tops the UK sales charts, and this new Active model brings a versatile addition to the line-up. It is a ground-breaking crossover with rugged off-road inspired styling, higher ground clearance and tough body cladding. Bespoke Active interior trim and eye-catching diamond cut 17-inch alloy wheels means it has the style to back up the substance, and it retains the rest of the Fiesta’s stunning interior, smart appearance and incredible driving abilities.
If you lead an outdoor lifestyle (or wish you did), the Active is the best of both worlds. Take the road less travelled!
Keep the outside at arm’s length with the great technology on offer. Adaptive cruise control allows you to follow the car in front at a predetermined speed, and the car will brake and accelerate automatically. This radar technology also covers your blind spots and illuminates a light in your mirrors if there is a vehicle that you might have missed.
The gizmos don’t stop there, though. The Fiesta Active is available with lane keep assist, which helps prevent you unintentionally drifting out of lane. If you cross a road marking without indicating, the steering wheel will vibrate to alert you. The car can even provide steering assistance to guide you back into lane if you don’t respond in time. Speed limit recognition is in place to ensure that you never miss a sign, while full beam assist prevents oncoming vehicles being blinded at night time.
With the Active, you can enjoy the scenery you’re in. Cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, automatic temperature control and keyless entry are all available, so you can focus on the things that matter most to you.
Ford’s SYNC 3 software not only includes smartphone mirroring, voice control and an eight-inch touchscreen, but it can also call the emergency services if you have been involved in an accident. It works if you have your phone connected to the car via Bluetooth, and you can choose to stop the call or continue talking to the ambulance, police or fire services. If the worst happens and you are unconscious or otherwise unable to answer the phone, the car can automatically send GPS coordinates to show your location.
SYNC 3 also hosts the reversing camera screen when you select reverse gear. This software is a lifeline in tight car parks, allowing you to accurately park within even the smallest spaces.