All newly-ordered Fiestas will have Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) as standard, bringing Fiesta in line with Ford’s large and medium car line-ups. ESP previously cost around £300.
Customers choosing the Studio series will find heated door mirrors and an in-car entertainment bonus of remote steering-mounted controls, aux-in jack and two additional speakers. Top-of-the-range Titanium models now have Bluetooth and USB connection as standard, worth around £200. A sophisticated new colour, Ink Blue, is also now available across all models.
Engines change to new Stage V emission levels, with all diesels fitted with diesel particulate filters (DPF) and on all series including the 98g CO2 /km ECOnetic. Diesel engine power goes up by 5PS to 95PS from the 1.6-litre TDCi with DPF.
From August 2010 the latest Stage V engine tuning takes the Fiesta 1.4-litre TDCi with DPF up 2PS to 70PS.
Three petrol engines see a reduction in CO2 emissions:
1.25-litre 82PS reduced by 4g to 129g
1.6-litre 95PS reduced by 3g to 107g
1.6-litre Ti-VCT 120PS reduced by 5g to 134g
For the 1.25-litre engine, 129g/km emissions puts the Ford Fiesta into a lower VED band, resulting in an annual saving of £110.
Ford Fiesta and Ford Focus occupy the first and second positions among the UK’s best selling cars. Fiesta takes 8.6 per cent share of its market.