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New Ford Fiesta Van tops fuel economy charts

It’s not often we talk about vans on green car news: however, when it comes to green vans there has arguably never been a more attractive option than the new Ford Fiesta Van (pictured).

The vehicle features diesel engines, all of which have emissions below 100g/km of CO2 with fuel economy figures topping 76mpg. The standout model from an environmental standpoint has to be the Ford Fiesta ECOnetic Van which achieves 85mpg and emissions at 87g/km. Ford Fiesta Van Red

So how has this been achieved?

There are several powertrains to choose from including: a new 75PS 1.5litre Duratorq TDCi model; as well as a 95PS 1.6litre Duratorq TDCi model. There are 1.25litre Duratec petrol engines available too. The Fiesta Van ECOnetic model benefits from a host of environmentally focused features including: an aerodynamic rear under tray and wheel trims; low rolling resistance tyres; and an auto start-stop.

Of course it’s a van, so it’s not all about economy: it actually has a 1.0 cubic metre load space; a load length of 1.3metres; and payload ranging from 485kg-508kg.

Safety features and driver assistance is also a big feature of the vehicle: technologies include Ford MyKey, which encourages businesses to employ safer driving and provides fleets with ownership information; and Ford SYNC with emergency assistance that can connect the vehicle occupants to the emergency services.

The vehicle is already available to order with deliveries starting in January.

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Paul Lucas

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David french

Sadly I don't think any driver of these vans will get good fuel economy on account of them being so painfully gutless. I recently test drove a Ford eco boost engine in a Focus which they claimed equals the performance of the previous 1.6 - it does not! Simply put, the drivers will need to thrash these engines and keep the turbo on boost all of the time, so they will drink fuel!

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