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Ford's 2.7/100km Fiesta

2012-03-22 20:36

SAVING MORE AT THE PUMPS: Ford's new 1.0-litre Focus and ECOnetic Fiesta models could see you saving quite a bit the next time you have to fill up.

BRENTWOOD, England - Ford UK can offer motorists a sigh of relief at the petrol pumps with the launch of a Ford Fiesta capable of 2.7 litres/100km.

The 1.6-litre TDCi engine has an 87g/km CO2 rating and comes as either a two or four-door.

The top-selling Ford Fiesta leads a car range which has reduced its average fleet CO2 to 134g/km today from 154.5 in 2006, according to an independent analysis by Clean Green Cars.


Six years ago the best a Fiesta could achieve was 3.6 litres/100km, the Ford Focus could only manage 4.5/100km.

For petrol fans, earlier in 2012 we reported on Ford’s new 74kW/92kW one-litre EcoBoost engine debuting in the Focus. The new model has a fuel consumption a litre per 100km and an emissions rating of 109g/km.

Mark Ovenden, Ford Britain's managing director, said:  “We cannot influence how the cost of motoring changes but we will continue to design, develop and market innovative vehicles that minimise the cost of motoring for today’s families. 

"Our cars are fun to drive, stylish and packed with technology, while returning way better fuel consumption than just a few years ago."

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According to Ford SA's Lloyd Marlowe: "Unfortunately there's no talk of the Fiesta ECOnetic coming to SA."


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