Ford’s historic city car goes through the restyling box and refines its styling. But it is especially under the hood that the innovations will be the most. For the first time, it adopts a mild hybridization to limit consumption and CO2 emissions. However, it is definitely the Flexfuel version that will arouse the curiosity of buyers with the possibility of working on the E85.
At first glance, restyling is common sense. In addition to the expanded range of colors or wheels, Fiesta is reinventing its range with the Titanium Vignale finish as well as the better equipped X variants (ST-Line X and Active X).
a new look
Matrix LED lights create and maintain the look of this little Ford. Glare-free high beams and headlight distribution for better visibility round off the field of vision. The design of the lights in the back,
new black circles. LED taillights are also available and finished with a Premium Black finish.
Inside the Fiesta, a 100% digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster is preferred, which also notifies potential hazards (accident, obstacle on the road or traffic jam). The Fiesta is also more connected and adopts the latest driving aids. But Ford wanted to limit your fuel consumption, especially with a new range of engines. But the most important thing is elsewhere.
Hybridization is a must
The so-called mild hybridization, or mHEV, is indeed seen in the city car. Ford EcoBoost Hybrid engines promise fuel economy while increasing driving pleasure.
These engines work in conjunction with a seven-speed Powershift automatic transmission. This hybridization is based on an alternator-starter and a 48V battery that is recharged during the deceleration and braking phases. The recovered energy can then assist the internal combustion engine during acceleration.
A new range of engines
The new Fiesta’s 1.0l EcoBoost Hybrid engine is offered with outputs of 125hp and 155hp paired with a six-speed manual transmission. The manufacturer announces an average of 4.9 l/100 km (WLTP) and CO2 emissions of 111 g/km.
The 125 hp EcoBoost Hybrid is also available with a seven-speed Powershift dual-clutch automatic transmission with an average fuel consumption of 5.2 l/100 km and a CO2 WLTP of 117 g/km.
Is the new star of the series the Flexifuel version?
It’s the 1.0 Flexifuel 95hp version that can run on SuperEthanol-E85 that could well win the vote. With fuel costs of approx. 0.70 € per liter significantly reduced, this Fiesta will have a big advantage. Especially since competition has now abandoned FlexFuel engines compatible with Superethanol.