Ford has introduced the electrified Fiesta into its hybrid range with a 5% fuel efficiency which enhances the fun to drive character. The Fiesta has always been one of Ford's top selling vehicles so it comes as no surprise that this 'fun to fun' will give you a more powerful and responsive performance.
Including a 48 volt mild hybrid technology and with new drive assistance including Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go and Speed Sign Recognition, its aim is to deliver less stress during your driving experience.
Available in 125 PS and 155 PS the Fiesta EcoBoost Hybrid models feature a belt-driven integrated starter/generator in place of the standard alternator. This also acts as a motor which uses stored energy to provide torque assistance as well as running the vehicles electrical ancillaries.
The clever and self-regulating mild-hybrid system will continuously monitor how the vehicle is being used and will help to determine when and how intensively to charge the battery for optimal benefit, and when to utilise the stored battery charge using one of two strategies:
- Torque substitution, which deploys the electric motor functionality of the BISG to provide up to 24 Nm of torque – reducing the amount of work required from the petrol engine and contributing to CO2 emissions from 91 g/km NEDC (112 g/km WLTP) and fuel efficiency from 4.0 l/100 km NEDC (from 5.0 l/100 km WLTP). Using torque substitution, the 125 PS EcoBoost Hybrid delivers a fuel efficiency improvement of 5 per cent compared to the traditional petrol 125 PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine (NEDC), and up to 10 per cent in city driving scenarios according to Ford data
- Torque supplementation, which deploys the electric motor functionality of the BISG to increase the peak torque available from the powertrain by up to 20 Nm above the level available from the petrol engine alone – delivering 240 Nm for the 155 PS powertrain and up to 50 per cent more torque at lower rpm
Further updates include;
- Perpendicular Park Assist functionality now added to Active Park Assist for Fiesta Active and ST‑Line variants, helping drivers park hands-free side-by-side with other cars.
- Cross Traffic Alert enhanced with Active Braking, to provide drivers with a warning when reversing of vehicles that may soon be crossing behind them, and now able to apply the brakes to avoid or mitigate the effects of collisions if drivers do not respond to warnings;
- New Sport and Trail Selectable Drive Modes added to the existing Normal, Eco and Slippery modes for the Fiesta Active, helping drivers fully exploit Fiesta’s fun to drive character and more easily tackle soft and deformable surfaces.
- Fiesta’s available premium B&O Sound System sub-woofer is relocated to the wheel arch to maximise luggage space and make a spare wheel available in combination with the B&O Sound System.
- SYNC3 communications and entertainment system5 has been updated with a new interface and larger buttons
- A new wireless charging pad is offered which charges the smartphones on the go
- FordPass connect allows customers to remotely control a selection of vehicle features via their smartphone and the FordPass app.
- Traffic updates are always updates on the system allowing a better plan for travelling
- Stop & Go enables to ACC system to bring the vehicle to a complete halt in stop-start traffic
“Fiesta is now easier to enjoy than ever. With FordPass Connect you can lock and unlock, find where you parked, check your last trip and make sure you have enough fuel for your next journey all from the palm of your hand, so you’re always ready to go,” - de Waard.
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