New Ford Fiesta van gets a bold look

The Ford Fiesta van has been revamped with a new bold look along with mild-hybrid powertrain.

This is the refreshed Ford Fiesta van that features a new exterior design that will, the Blue Oval says, help firms to stand out from the crowd.

The interior has also been boosted to deliver enhanced comfort and there’s more technology.

However, drivers and potential owners may be interested to know that there are efficient mild-hybrid powertrain options available to help their running costs.

Ford says there are also new styling elements for the distinctive exterior that brings more road presence.

There’s also all-new wheel designs and the interior trim has been refreshed too.

Fiesta van with the Sync3 navigation

The Fiesta van with the Sync3 navigation system also now features the firm’s onboard FordPass connect modem.

This helps to simplify the driver’s working day and there’s a powerful suite of tools to help boost productivity.

Among these are data-driven maintenance alerts through the connected FordLive uptime system.

Ford is also adding advanced driver assistance systems, along with lighting technology to support a busy driver.

There’s also the firm’s parking pack that includes active park assist that will help steer the van into a parking space.

There’s also a rearview camera for when reversing and parking, and the door mirrors now have puddle lamps.

Bad weather and manoeuvring light functions

The LED headlights have the option of matrix units and there’s bad weather and manoeuvring light functions that will operate when the sensors detect when the windscreen wipers have been activated.

They then adjust the beam pattern automatically so drivers will see more clearly.

Other equipment includes speed sign recognition, adaptive cruise control, cross traffic alert and blind spot monitoring.

Ford is also adding pre-collision assist with active braking to its Fiesta van and there’s also the option of adding an eight-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system.

It features live traffic updates for the satnav and local hazard details so drivers can remain on schedule.

Engines for the new Ford Fiesta van

Engines for the new Ford Fiesta van are fuel efficient with the 48-volt mild-hybrid EcoBoost unit improving economy.

The 125 PS hybrid uses the system to help start the car instead of an alternator and will top up the battery by using brake regeneration technology.

The engine can be restarted in 350ms so the engine will switch off when coasting below 15 mph – even when the van is in gear and the clutch pedal has been depressed.

The auto start-stop system will then restart the engine.

Fuel consumption is around 56 mpg, with emissions of 113g/km – that’s a 5% improvement on the van it replaces.

The new Ford Fiesta van is available to order now with deliveries starting early next year. Prices start at £16,715 for the Fiesta Trend, and £16,790 for the Ford Fiesta Sport – both prices exclude VAT.