Ford Begins Production of Fiesta ECOnetic image

Ford Europe recently declared that it began production of the new Fiesta ECOnetic Technology, considered its most fuel-efficient car ever.

This new model features fuel economy of 3.3l/100km (86.5mpg)* and CO2 emissions of 87g/km, and is now rolling off the production line at Ford’s Cologne Assembly plant in Germany. Fiesta, which is powered by a 95PS 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel engine and offers 205Nm of torque, will be available in three-door and five-door form and in a variety of trim levels.

“Fiesta is already hugely successful across Europe and the ECOnetic Technology model takes its fuel efficiency and low-CO2 offering to another level,” said Stephen Odell, CEO and chairman, Ford of Europe. “Customers can be assured these significant gains have been achieved without compromising the great driving quality for which Ford is famous.”

Fiesta ECOnetic is characterized by Ford ECOnetic Technology innovations like Auto-Start-Stop, Smart Regenerative Charging, Eco Mode, shift indicator light and also has a bespoke engine calibration and optimized gear ratios. A lower suspension, undershield and wheel deflectors as well as low-rolling resistance tires are used to further reduce driving resistances.

By the end of this year half of all Ford cars sold in Europe will feature the ECOnetic Technology, showing they are leaders or among the very best in terms of fuel economy in their segment.