Facelifted Ford Fiesta Van unveiled

Ford Fiesta Van facelift
2 Jan, 2013 3:51pm Tom Phillips

The new-look Ford Fiesta Van debuts the firm's 1.5-litre diesel engine

In line with the freshly facelifted Ford Fiesta hatchback, Ford has also given its Fiesta Van a thorough update, which includes a new look, new technology and the addition of Ford’s new 74bhp 1.5-litre diesel engine which debuted in the facelited Fiesta.

The Fiesta Van is closely related to the regular hatch, but with a 1.0-cubic-metre load space, lined with a rubber mat, instead of rear seats and a 276-litre boot.

Engine choices are the Dagenham-built 94bhp 1.6-litre or new 74bhp 1.5-litre diesels, or the 1.25-litre petrol engine made by Ford’s Bridgend factory in Wales.

A Fiesta Van ECOnetic is also available, powered by a 94bhp diesel engine which emits 87g/km and returns a claimed average of 85.6mpg. Both the regular diesel engines achieve sub-100g/km CO2 emissions and 76.4mpg or better.

The facelifted Fiesta Van also benefits from new safety and technology features from the Fiesta range. These include the programmable MyKey, which includes a speed limiter; Ford’s in-car connectivity system SYNC, and Active City Stop.

Van customers can also spec 17-inch alloy wheels for the first time, to compliment the sharper look of the facelifted car’s nose. The facelifted Fiesta Van is on sale now.

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Is there any point to the new 1.5 diesel?

It's underpowered, quite unrefined and not amazingly efficient.

Are Ford trying to push customers towards new EcoBoost engines, which will probably be fitted to this van soon?

I also can't understand how it's feasible to produce/use two diesel engines of similar capacity for the same car. Why not just detuned the perfectly fine 1.6 if need be?

It's makes for one of the slowest cars money can buy when this engine is placed in the B-Max.

It is the front end styling I can't get my head around I'm afraid. Ford have taken what was a great looking small car and ruined it with a facelift.

What a very unpractical van the Fiesta van is in the rear, you get at added bonus of all the rear vision blanked out, with next to no space in the cramped cargo area with unpractical roof lines that slope downwards.

Would you not be better of buying a bog standard Fiesta, with windows in, and with much better residual values to go with it.

1cubic metre load space LOL, go and buy reliable Dacia Duster for half the price £8,995 you know it makes econetic sense Rodney, you will be able to run the Duster on free diesel for the next ten years.

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