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Ford Fiesta ECOnetic – потенциальный лидер продаж в Европе
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Ford Fiesta ECOnetic пополнила ряды современных экономичных автомобилей. Новинка, без ущерба для комфорта и динамики компактного городского автомобиля, оснащена дизельным мотором с рекордно низким расходом топлива и минимизированными выбросами углекислого газа.
Стивен Оделл, руководитель европейского подразделения Ford, уже предсказывает новой Fiesta ECOnetic большое будущее и популярность. По его словам, покупатели получат экономичный и экологичный автомобиль, выдающиеся показатели которого получены без ущерба для высокого качества вождения.
Новая европейская Fiesta оснащена дизельным мотором Duratorq TDCi рабочим объёмом 1,6 литра, мощностью 94 лошадиные силы и максимальным крутящим моментом 205 Нм. Благодаря технологии ECOnetic двигатель потребляет всего 3,3 литра дизельного топлива на 100 километров пробега.
Вредные выбросы Ford Fiesta ECOnetic составляют 87 граммов на километр. Такие показатели помогают обеспечить модернизированная коробка передач, специальные настройки мотора, пониженная подвеска, хорошая аэродинамика и шины с низким сопротивлением качению.
Силовой агрегат самой экономичной в истории Fiesta оснащен системой управления Старт-стоп, которая отключает мотор при кратковременных остановках в пробках и на светофорах. Благодаря системе расход топлива в городских условиях движения существенно сокращается.
Кроме этого, повышению эффективности новой Fiesta ECOnetic способствует система регенерации энергии, которая во время торможения и движения накатом превращает механическую энергию в электрическую, пополняя при этом запасы аккумулятора и облегчая работу дизельного двигателя.
По планам Ford, на экологичные и экономичные модели ECOnetic будет приходиться не менее половины объёма всех продаж американского автогиганта в Европе. Со временем этот показатель будет только расти и в будущем, в связи с ужесточением экологических норм, достигнет 2/3 от всего объёма, включая значительную часть продаж компактной дизельной Fiesta ECOnetic. Стоит отметить, что прошлогодние продажи голубого овала на европейском авторынке увеличились на 2,4 процента и составили чуть менее 1,6 миллиона автомобилей.
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|aka||Mazda 2 (shared platform)|
|Production|| Mark One - 1976-1983Mark Two - 1983-1989Mark Three - 1989-1997Mark Four - 1995-1999Mark Five - 1999-2002Mark Six - 2002-2007|
Mark Seven - 2008-present
|Body Style||Three- and five-door hatchback|
|Weight||Mark Six - 1520 kg|
|Transmission||6-speed Powershift dual-clutch, FWD5-speed Manual, FWD|
|Engines||1.6 litre Petrol inline-41.6 litre Diesel inline-4|
|Power|| 120 hp @ N/A rpmN/A lb-ft of torque @ N/A rpmN/A hp @ N/A rpm|
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|Similar||MINI CooperMitsubishi ColtHonda JazzPeugeot 207|
The Ford Fiesta is a mid-class/subcompact car designed by the Ford Motor Company in Europe, and also manufactured in Brazil, Mexico, China, India and South Africa. It is now marketed worldwide, including Japan and Australasia and in North America. It is one of Ford's most successful cars with over ten million sold in six distinct generations since 1976 and production continues as of 2007.
The European arm of the Ford Motor Company needed a compact,good gas milage, economical and reliable small car in the early Seventies to compete with stiff competition from Renault's 5 and Fiat's 127, but also to meet demands of consumers, who had suddenly become aware of how important fuel economy was in light of the 1973 oil crisis. The eventual product was launched in 1975, and was of modern, single-box design. It was one of Europe's first hatchback models - and one of the first front-wheel drive production cars. The Fiesta was an instant success, and continues to sell strongly over thirty years after its launch.
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- On December 08, 2009, Ford of UK launched the Fiesta ECOnetic van. Priced at £11,635, it is motivated by a 1.6-litre TDCi with coated diesel particulate filter, allowing it to return a combined fuel economy in the European driving cycle of 76.3mpg UK which is the equivalent of 63.2mpg US and 3.7 lt/100km, with CO2 emissions of just 98g/km. It also hosts a raft of changes including a lowered suspension, rear wheel air deflectors, 14-inch wheels with six-spoke aerodynamic covers and low rolling resistance tires size 175/65 R14, the addition of a green shift-indicator light, modified engine calibration and finally, a higher gear ratio. 
- The 2008 London Motor Show hosted the debut of the ultra-frugal and eco-friendly Ford Fiesta ECOnetic. The car is based on the 1.6 litre Duratorq TDCi Fiesta Diesel variant, albeit calibrated, but features a longer final-drive-ratio of 3.055:1, the Fiesta Zetec S’s lower suspension and other aerodynamic styling measures. This means it turns an impressive fuel economy rating of 63.6 mpg (3.7lt /100km or 76.3 UK mpg) and emits only 98 g/km of CO2. 
- At the 2008 Beijing Motor Show (aka Auto China), Ford debuted the higher-spec Fiesta S variant. It is scheduled to commence production at the end of the year as a 2009 model at the CFMA factory in Nanjing. 
- Days before its initial debut at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show, Ford unveiled the new Ford Fiesta on the automotive internet blogosphere. The new model is significant in that it now features styling derived from the extremely well-received Ford Verve Concept. It will also be the first Fiesta to be sold in the USDM-market since 1980 (a full 30 years), albeit not until 2010 along with the Asian, South African and Australian market. As it stands, the Fiesta will only be available in Europe for the first 2 years of its life. 
- With the current Ford Fiesta nearing the end of its production, Ford unveiled a last hurrah 1500 unit limited edition model dubbed the Fiesta ‘Black Magic’. The car features a special ‘Panther Black’ metallic livery, black powder-coated 16in alloy, new front fog lights and front and rear bumpers, tinted glass, center console aluminum trim, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob, premium stereo system and electrically adjustable and heated mirrors and performance tires. Motivation will come from either a 70hp 1.2L unit or a 80hp 1.6 petrol engine.
- For 2008, The Fiesta jumps into a new generation which will look similar to these official images:
- For 2007, the Fiesta has been given a mild facelift. New light units have been designed, front and rear, along with new bumpers. The colour charts and options lists have been revamped, and new alloy wheel designs have been made available. Bluetooth technology, satellite navigation and voice control are now available. Inside, new trims and fabrics have been introduced, with a view to improving the perceived quality of the Fiesta.
The most recent addition to the model range is the Fiesta Zetec S 30th Anniversary Edition, which is limited to 400 cars. On top of the standard Zetec S, the Anniversary adds bright Radian Yellow paintwork, full leather seats and a chequered flag decal on the roof.
- For 2006, Ford introduced two new Fiesta models - the ST and Zetec S, both performance orientated. The ST tops off the Fiesta range, much as it does with its bigger brother, the Focus, and the Zetec S is designed to bring added performance to the masses, with cheap buying, running and insurance costs. Both benefit from extra body addenda over the standard Fiesta range, and unique alloy wheels and interior trim.
Styles and Major OptionsEdit
The 2007 Ford Fiesta can be ordered in a number of trims. These are -
The Studio is the bottom of the Fiesta range, and as such is sparsely specified. 15-inch pressed steel wheels are hidden behind wheel trims, and the only equipment on the car are airbags, power steering and central locking. However, it does feature a socket into which an MP3 player can be plugged into.
The Style builds upon the spartan specification of the Studio by adding body coloured bumpers, remote central locking, a CD player and Ford's 'Quickclear' heated windscreen. Powered mirrors are also standard equipment. The Style can be ordered with the 1.25 litre, 1.4 litre and 1.6 litre petrol engines, along with the 1.4 TDCi diesel.
The Style Climate adds air conditioning to the specification.
The Fiesta Silver is available as a three-door only, with only the two smallest petrol engines and the smallest diesel engine available to order. However, the Freedom is very well equipped for its price - alloy wheels, colour coordinated bumpers, electric mirrors, air conditioning, CD player and a Quickclear heated windscreen are all standard. The interior also gets a smattering of silver coloured plastic, for example, on the gearstick.
The most recent addition to the Fiesta range, the Freedom claims to be the 'cleverest car in its class'. Ford claims this due to the presence of standard voice control for both the CD player and your mobile phone, which can be connected via the (standard) Bluetooth connection.
Externally, the Freedom gets the same alloy wheels as the Silver, but adds front foglights to the package, along with a small rear spoiler.
Also known as the Zetec Climate in certain markets, the Zetec builds upon the specification list of the Style. All external components, including the mirrors, bumpers and side mouldings are coordinated to the body colour, and alloy wheels are again standard. A small rear spoiler is also present.
Inside, the silver highlights again make an appearance, along with a leather-covered steering wheel and gear stick. All engines (apart from the ST-specific high-tune 1.6 petrol) are available, and the Zetec is available in three and five-door formats.
The Ghia is the luxury choice of the Fiesta range - admittedly, that's a bit of a paradox, but the Ghia does boast expansive levels of standard equipment.
Inside, leather seats, steering wheel and gear stick are present, along with a CD player, air conditioning, carpet mats, additional lighting and rain-sensing window wipers. The headlights are also responsive to changing light levels, turning on automatically.
Outside, trim-specific alloy wheels are fitted, and again everthing is coordinated to body colour. The Ghia is available in both three and five door formats, and can be ordered with the full range of engines (ST 2.0 excluded).
The Zetec S sits beneath the ST at the top of the Fiesta tree. A unique, 12-spoke 16-inch alloy wheel design is fitted, along with sports suspension and aggressive body styling. A short-shift kit is also standard.
Inside, front sports seats, featuring bigger bolsters, are standard.
The Zetec S comes with either the 1.6 petrol or 1.6 TDCi engines. The Zetec S is also the base for the 30th Anniversary Edition.
Inspired by Ford's Fiesta rally car, the ST is the highest performing Fiesta on sale. Fitted with a 2.0 litre petrol engine, the car develops 150 bhp - enough to give it 'hot hatch' status.
To conform to the performance image, 17-inch alloy wheels are standard, along with a bodykit and Viper stripes. Inside, sports seats are also standard, along with ST-branded steering wheel and gear knob.
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As seen on the FuelEconomy.gov website, the City/Highway MPG averages are as follows:
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Ford Fiesta is one of the most popular sedan model in the Indian auto market. In the Indian auto market, Ford Fiesta is well known for offering style, comfort and better engine performance. In mid segment car category Ford Fiesta provides high stability while on the drive with high comfort level. Solid body of Ford Fiesta can withstand in even the most severe collision. Fabrics of Ford Fiesta are very high quality with very cool and elegant interiors. Cup holders, cigarette lighter jacks, anti roll bars and the music system are some of the standard features of Ford Fiesta. Moreover the driver side seat is adjustable so that it can offer safe ride even in the harsh situations. This car is attempting to conquer a segment that demands everything, style, engine ride, comfort among other things that make for a good car. It has nice smooth flowing lines, and unlike say the Indigo, Ford Fiesta head light this car was always designed to be a 3 boxer.
In the Indian auto market, Ford Fiesta is available with two different powered engine options. As we it is available with seven variants out of which its four variants are powered by petrol engine and rest three variants are powered by diesel engine. The petrol variants of Ford Fiesta are powered by a 1.6L, 1596cc, Duratec petrol engine that produces 101bhp power at 6500rpm and 14.9kgm of maximum torque at 3400rpm. On the other the hand diesel variants of Ford Fiesta are powering by a 1.4L, 1399cc, Duratorq TDCi diesel engine with five speed manual gear-box that producing maximum power of 68PS at 4000rpm and 163kgm of maximum torque at 2000rpm.
The newer version of Ford Fiesta which is also known as Ford Fiesta 2011 is ready to hit the Indian roads. The car is expected to be launched in July 2011.
As per the details available at Ford Fiesta
All Ford Fiestas are supplied with a three year/30,000 mile manufacturers warranty. This is the norm for the class.
The Fiesta has been rated average in consumer satisfaction surveys, but being a small Ford, it's relatively simple and easy to maintain. Parts costs are reasonably low - although at main franchised dealers, labour costs can be quite high. Faults reported by customers have included poor seals on the pollen filter, ECU and electrical glitches, heater problems and, in 1.4 TDCi models, broken fuel pipes.
Impact Protection About 400 virtual crash simulations were done during the Fiesta's development, with every simulation taking approximately 5 hours of a super computer. Each of these computers have 256 CPU's (a normal computer has one) and 10,00,000 MB RAM (a normal computer has 512mb). In fact, the computers engaged in this exercise are similar to the ones used by NASA.
ABS (Anti-Lock Brakes System) with EBD EBD - Electronic Brake-Force Distribution varies the brake force to each of the wheels and with ABS helps maintains steering control.
Dual Front Airbag Dual front air bags protect occupants. Just one of the many safety features in the Ford Fiesta. As per the details available at Ford Fiesta Safety Features
The Ford Fiesta has been tested by EuroNCAP since the release of the Mark Four. The Mark Six was tested in 2002, upon its release, and scored a credible four star rating, out of a maximum five. The score breaks down into the following:
- Front Impact Test - 11 Points.
- Side Impact Test - 14 Points.
- Total - 25 Points, four from five stars.
- Pedestrian Protection - 14 Points, merits two star pedestrian rating.
The Mark Five model scored a three star occupant protection rating, and the Mark Four received another three star result.
The Mark Seven model has received 5 stars for adult occupant protection, 4 stars for child occupant protection and 3 stars for pedestrian protection from the Euro NCAP. 
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- Arctic White
- Camburi Ash (Pearl $1880,00)
- Ebony Black
- Milan Red (Pearl $1880,00)
- Red Harpooner
- Silver Cove (Metallic $788,00)
- Silver Riviera (Metallic $788,00)
- Amethyst (Metallic £375.00)
- Apple (Metallic £375.00)
- Blazer Blue
- Colorado Red
- Frozen White
- Moondust Silver (Metallic £375.00)
- Ocean (Metallic £375.00)
- Panther Black (Metallic £375.00)
- Tango Red (Metallic £375.00)
- Colorado Red
- Frozen White
- Squeeze(Bright lime - Optional prestige colour)
- Morello(Purplish maroon - Optional prestige colour)
- Sea Grey (Optional prestige colour)
- Vision (Bright blue - Optional prestige colour)
- Ocean (Dark blue - Optional prestige colour)
- Panther Black (Optional prestige colour)
- Moondust Silver (Optional prestige colour)
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The Fiesta holds its value quite well, especially the more desireable models such as the ST and Zetec S. However, being such a common car, large car dealers offer discounts upon new Fiestas readily, which can harm the residual value. Specification is key to residual value - especially colour. For example, a silver car holds more value than a bright yellow or white one. Options such as air conditioning, especially on older models, boost prices.
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The Ford Fiesta has been in production for nearly forty years, and in that time been produced over seven different generations.Mark Eight (2013-Present)
2013 Ford Fiesta.
For the first time ever, the eight generation Fiesta is sold in North America. The car was designed to suit the global taste, rather than focusing on European market. It is available on a 3 door hatchback, 5 door hacthback, as well as the 4 door sedan, same as the previous generation.
Ford Fiesta Sedan Mark 8.
Mark Seven (2008–2012)Edit
Mark Seven Ford Fiesta (Pre-Facelift).
The design is based on the Ford Verve Concept with the model using the Ford B-car Platform.Production started at Ford's Cologne plant in Germany in August 2008. A second plant in Valencia, Spain started production in early 2009. Productions in China, Thailand and Mexico started
2008 Ford Fiesta Sedan.
from late 2008 to 2010. The sedan version was introduced at the Guanzhou Motorshow, China where demand for sedan is higher than hatchbacks. From 2010, the sedan version was available on North America and Asia, but not Europe.
Variants include :Edit
- 5 door hathback (Sold globally except India and North America. )
- 3 door hatchback (Europe, Australasia, Singapore)
- 4 door sedan (Originally in China and South America, later sold in other parts of Asia and Australasia.)
Mark Six (2002–2007)Edit
Mark Six Ford Fiesta 5 door.
In 2002, the current generation Fiesta was unveiled. This marked the first time that Ford had taken a clean sheet to design its most enduring model - previous models still shared genetic links to the 1970s original. Brand new engines were announced, the petrol-powered examples coming from Ford's Duratec family, the diesels from the Duratorque family. Styling was heavily inspired by the larger Focus, with crisp lines to give a thoroughly modern look.
In 2004, the ST trim was introduced, a performance trim for the Fiesta. It was targeted for the 'hothatch'
Mark Six Ford Fiesta Sedan.
segment where it compete with the other sport
hathbacks, such as the Volkswagen Golf GTi.
A faster version of the ST is the RS trim. Inspired by the Fiesta rally car, it produces 180 hp (130 kw).
The range has stayed stagnant until early 2006, when a small facelift was executed. New bumpers, side
skirts, body mouldings and light units, along with newer wheel designs completed the exterior, while the interior benefitted from newer plastics and fabrics to give a better air of quality.
Mark 6 Ford Fiesta ST, the 'hothatch' version of the regular Fiesta.
The facelift coincided with the release of the two highest performing Fiesta models - the Zetec S and ST.
Overall it is offered in :
- 5 door hatchback
- 3 door hatchback
- 5 door sedan
Mark Five (1999–2002)EditFile:Ford Fiesta Mk5.jpg
The Mark Four's sales had been flagging by the end of the 20th Century, and Ford decided to thoroughly update the car for the new millenium. The old oval grille and lights at the front were scrapped, replaced with more upright units carrying the family look. The bonnet and front bumper were also replaced to complete the modernisation.
Under the bonnet, engines remained fairly similar to its predecessor, however colour charts, options lists and interior fabrics were revamped. New wheel designs made their way onto the refreshed models, and Ford unveiled its first true performance Fiesta - the Zetec S. This was inspired by the Fiesta's success in British and European rallying championships, and was sold in exclusive Imperial Blue metallic,Silver,Black and Colorado Red. The Zetec S also featured a one off interior exclusive to the car with additions of half racing seats and the half blue steering wheel of the Racing Puma,a high output engine and exclusive bodywork.
Mark Four (1995-1999)EditFile:Ford Fiesta 1996.jpg
In 1995, Ford rocked the small car world with the new Fiesta. Gone were the dull looks and sluggish performance of the Mark Three - instead, the new Mark Four looked modern, and set the handling benchmark for its class. Despite retaining the same basic framework as its predecessor, the Mark Four featured completely revamped suspension and chassis components, and was treated to the mould-breaking 'Zetec' engines, both in 1.25 litre and 1.4 litre capacity. The interior was thoroughly changed, although was criticised for being cramped, especially in the rear.
The 1.3 litre petrol engine, and the 1.8 diesel, remained unmodified, and the five-speed manual and automatic gearboxes were retained also.
The Mark Four marked the beginning of Ford's short-lived collaboration with Mazda. A version of this Fiesta was also sold by Mazda, badged as the Mazda 121 in Europe and the Mazda Soho in South Africa, although this model was eventually dropped in the UK. In the US, Ford had already sold a Kia-built version of the Mazda 121 as the Ford Festiva, while restyled versions of Mazda's 323 and 626 were sold in Asia and Australasia as the Ford Laser and Ford Telstar.
Mark Three (1989-1997)EditFile:1990 Ford Fiesta.jpg
Launched early in 1989, the third generation Fiesta was a comprehensive reskin of the old car with an all-new body shell. This addressed one of the Fiesta's most serious shortcoming - the lack of a five-door derivative. Despite looking more modern than the Mark Two, under the skin most of the mechanicals were the same - the only changes were the addition of fuel injection to the XR2 and the re-naming of the 'Valencia' family of engines to 'HCS'. As a result, the standard car was an uninspiring and dull drive - but this didn't deter Europe's small car buyers, as the Mk3 Fiesta sold a million inside 2 years.
The Mark Three had two high peformance variants - the aforementioned XR2, and the lairy RS Turbo. The RS Turbo had a turbocharged version of the fuel-injected XR2 lump, giving the small Fiesta the ability to top 130 mph.
Mark Two (1983-1989)EditFile:Ford Fiesta 1983.jpg
The second generation Fiesta appeared towards the end of 1983. Essentially a mild facelift of the previous car, it featured a smooth Sierra-style nose, and an all-new interior. Mechanically there was little change, except for the substitution of the Escort's CVH engine for the Valencia motor in the 1.3 models, and the option of a five-speed gearbox. A 1.6 litre diesel engine was also offered. The XR2 made a comeback in 1984, equipped with the carburettor-fed 1.6 litre CVH engine that had previously seen service in the Escort XR3, while the S model made a re-appearance two years later when the 1.3 engine was replaced by the lean-burn 1.4.
The most bizarre feature of the Mk2 was that, throughout its entire production life, the fitment of an almost completely different dashboard was perpetuated on the lower-series trim levels compared to the more expensive variants, the sole common visible components (save for minor switchgear and lighter socket) being the fuse-box cover and fuel/water gauges.
Mark One (1976-1983)Edit
The Mk1 Fiesta
Launched in 1976, the Ford Fiesta was the company's first mass-market front wheel drive car. The Mk1 Fiesta was intended to be a 'world car' - versions were sold on mainland Europe, in the UK but also in America, where it was marketed from 1978 to 1980. Mechanically, the Fiesta followed tradition, with an end-on four-speed transaxle mounted to a new version of the Ford Kent overhead valve engine dubbed "Valencia", named after the brand new Spanish factory developed especially to produce the new car. Ford's plants in Dagenham, England and Cologne, Germany were also used to manufacture Fiestas.
The Fiesta reached critical acclaim in the world press, and was a runaway success - one million examples had been produced by January 1979. The car was available with 950 cc, 1.1 and 1.3 petrol engines and in base, L, Ghia and S trim, as well as a van. A sporting derivative (1.3 Supersport) was offered in 1980, effectively to test the market for the similar XR2 introduced one year later, which featured a 1.6 litre version of the same engine. The XR2 quickly became a cult model despite having only 84 bhp.
The Fiesta has made an appearance in many markets around the globe - both under the Fiesta name and new tags coined to give the impression of a different car.
The first evidence of world domination was in 1978, when the car was sold in the USA, as a sub-compact car. Sales were not particularly fantastic, and the model was dropped from 1981. However, the Fiesta continued to be manufactured and sold throughout Europe.File:FORD IKON.jpg
The next experiment into other continental markets came in 1995, when a pick-up version of the Mk4 was produced and sold in Brazil as the Ford Courier. The same car was sold also in South Africa as the Ford Bantam. The Mk4 was also rebadged as a Mazda, and sold through Europe as the 121, and as the Soho in South Africa. 2000 marked Ford's collaboration with Indian car manufacturer Mahindra, to produce a four-door saloon version called the Ikon. It was also sold in developing markets such as Mexico, South Africa and China.
The Mark Six continued the sedan format for developing markets from 2004.
The sixth generation Fiesta first went on sale in 2003 in Australia to replace the long-gone Festiva. With the new Fiesta, it added tougher competition in the small car market and became the arch rival of Holden's Barina. It won Australia's Best Small Car in 2004 and is renowned as the best handling small car and sales were good. In 2007, Ford released a sports model for the Fiesta known as the XR4 (or ST for the European market) with GT stripes for a $3000 option.
The trim levels are CL, LX, Zetec and Ghia (until 2008 when the model was dropped). In the current generation, the automatic CL comes only with a 1.4L engine to cut costs. The new ECOnetic will be on sale on December 2009 and will be the only diesel in the Fiesta range.
For more information on the trim levels for the Australian Market Fiesta, follow this link.
Trim levels for Australian Ford Fiesta.
Ford Fiesta In Pop CultureEdit
On Top Gear Jermey Clarkson did a "sensible" road test of the Fiesta that ended up being chased round a shopping center and driving up a beach in an army training exercise.
The Ford Fiesta was featured in Forza Motorsport 4. By customising it, you can make it look similar to the Ford Fiesta WRC.
A popular rock band, Hollywood Undead, has made many remarks to the Fiesta in their songs "Gansta Sexy", "'Everywhere I Go", and "My Town."
- 2004 RACV Australia's Best Small Car
- 2009 RACV Best Small Car Under $20,000
- 2010 Drive Best City Car (Contender)
ECOneticFront of a Series2 Ford Focus ECOnetic, showing smaller lower grill Side view of a Series2 Ford Focus ECOnetic, showing aerodynamic hubcaps on thinner low-resistance Michelin tyres Rear quarter of Series2 revised Ford Focus ECOnetic Front of prototype Series3 Ford Focus ECOnetic, showing closed lower grill and aerodynamic hubcaps on thinner low-resistance Michelin tyres
ECOnetic is a tradename for certain car models produced by Ford of Europe, currently consisting of one model in each of the Fiesta, the Focus and the Mondeo range, with an emphasis on higher fuel efficiency and low-CO2 emissions.
As opposed to developing hybrid vehicles like Prius, Ford of Europe took a different design philosophy: to create vehicles that are as fuel efficient as possible, without compromising driving experience. The resultant ECOnetic range focuses on improved design and refinement of existing technology, focusing on three main streams of improvement:
- Aerodynamics: models have a redesigned front bumper skirt, which are more aerodynamic, and reduces drag further through use of a smaller lower grill. The car is then lowered on its suspension to improve angle of address to the air, in the case of the Focus by 10 millimetres (0.39 in) on the front, and 8 millimetres (0.31 in) on the rear. To the side, skirts are introduced together with hubcaps designed to improve airflow. A new and extended rear spoiler reduces rear drag
- Resistance: Ford worked with Michelin to create a thinner tyre with lower rolling resistance. The engine's bearings are replaced with lower-resistance versions
- Efficiency: engineers re-mapped the 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi engine, equipped with a coated Diesel Particulate Filter (cDPF), and recalibrated the power steering system. The ECOnetic was the first Ford car to use low-friction transmission oil, which is now uniform on all 1.6-litre diesel European-produced Fords. The 2012 Focus version has a six-speed gearbox, with sixth gear an overdrive.
First announced in late-2007, Ford proposed ECOnetic models in the Fiesta, Focus and Mondeo ranges. The first cars were available to order from dealers in early 2008, priced at £250 above the "Style" models. Delivered to United Kingdom from April 2008, the models was in the lowest bracket of Vehicle Excise Duty and exempt form the London Congestion Charge.
The second generation Fiesta ECOnetic was launched at the 2008 British International Motor Show. To encourage drivers to be efficient, a green upwards arrow-shaped indicator light within the dashboard's rev counter signals to the driver when to change up to a higher gear for optimum fuel efficiency and thus economy, later also introduced to the Focus model.
The 2012 Focus ECOnetic model includes: Smart Regenerative Charging to reduce alternator resistance; Auto-Start-Stop; electrically operated front grille shutter, to improve high speed aerodynamics.
It is not presently planned to introduce ECOnetic models to the North American market, because, as Business Week noted, the company "doesn't believe it could charge enough to make money on an imported ECOnetic" and doesn't think it would sell enough of the model (350,000/year) to justify the $350 million in upgrades required at their Mexico plant to manufacture it.
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Ford Fiesta ECOnetic review 2009
But Read “CleanGreenCars” Quote And Make Your Mind Up
Ford’s greenest car, the Fiesta ECOnetic, is now on sale, but a combination of factors raise doubts about its usefulness. Can it really achieve the fuel economy figures claimed on the can? And does Ford’s latest price increase make the whole idea of economy moot?
Let me make clear right from the start that this car has many plus points. It looks great. It drives well. Its build quality is top notch.
One of my original doubts was put to rest immediately. After listening to Ford’s economy claims, in my cynicism, I expected it to sound like a rusty bag of old nails when I turned the engine on. Nope. It sounded sweet. More importantly, it provided a lively drive on the highway, and felt perfectly adequate around town.
The ECOnetic has a 1.6 litre 89 bhp TDCI high-technology diesel engine which, claims Ford, returns an average 76.3 miles per gallon (3.7 litres per 100 kilometres). The ECOnetic also has improved aerodynamics, low rolling resistance tyres and enhanced lubrication, helping to wring the longest possible distance out of the fuel tank. (Incidentally, if tyres with low rolling resistance allow the car to glide more easily over the ground and save fuel, how can they at the same time grip the road and stop you skidding into a ditch at the first bend?).
Optimum changing point It has a neat electronic gizmo which tells the driver when to change gear. It senses the way the vehicle is being driven – taking account of road gradient, vehicle load and individual driving style – to signal the optimum change point.
The ECOnetic package is part of the new Fiesta range, which is mightily impressive. The Fiesta is part of Ford’s world car strategy, and it will be built in Mexico and exported to the U.S. next year. Similar versions will go on sale in South America, South Africa, Australia and China too.
In Europe, the Fiesta will be built in Cologne, Germany and Valencia, Spain, and have various diesel and petrol engines from 1.2 litres to 1.6 litres. And there we have another problem. Because of the pound’s weakness against the euro, Ford has been forced to raise its prices across the board. Base prices have increased by about £500. The price of an ECOnetic with some necessary extras makes the cost about £1,000 more expensive at £13,258. If Ford still made cars in Britain, we might not have to suffer the price increase. The price increase will dent the ECOnetic’s ability to make a return on your economy investment.
Designed by Mazda The new Fiesta, which replaces the seven-year old previous model, is about the same size but has shed much weight and the 1.2 litre 3-door version weighs in at only 966 kg (2,129 lbs). Most of the engineering and design for the Fiesta was done by Mazda of Japan, which used to be controlled by Ford. Mazda’s version – the Mazda2 – has been on sale for about a year, competing against cars like the Peugeot 207, Renault Clio, Opel-Vauxhall Corsa, Toyota Yaris and Honda Jazz.
Let’s get down to the nitty gritty. Ford, in its press release about the ECOnetic, says the following.
“New Ford Fiesta ECOnetic is UK’s greenest family car, according to independent analysts,” says Ford.
Its justification though looks a bit thin, citing a web site unknown to me, that provides no figures, nor any hint that it did anything other than take Ford’s data at face value.
Ford quotes CleanGreenCars publisher, Jay Nagley.
Parroting data “Cleangreencars.co.uk welcomes any car that sets a new benchmark for the industry. That the Fiesta ECOnetic does so without any loss of driving pleasure makes the new model doubly welcome. Of the 3,600 production models ranked by CO2 on Cleangreencars.co.uk, the Ford Fiesta ECOnetic comes out top among five-seater cars,” Nagley said, according to Ford.
This would appear to be a useless claim, based on sifting figures offered by companies, rather than data discovered by independent research.
Drive until it’s almost dry This is typical of the information you will find in the British media. So-called reporters simply parrot the figures offered by the companies. This isn’t surprising because most road-testers (not including this one) simply take delivery of a press car with a full tank, drive it around until there’s almost no petrol left, then give it back. Almost nobody will attempt to measure the actual amount of fuel used because this would mean having to spend money.
The real source of Ford’s data is provided at the end of its press statement, and I quote.
“Note: Fuel economy figures quoted are in UK mpg, are based on the European Fuel Economy Directive EU 80/1268/EEC and will differ from fuel economy drive cycle results in other regions of the world. “
Let me translate. Car makers, under E.U. rules, test their cars in a laboratory. This has the effect of producing data that is perfectly comparable, one competing model to another, but is in fact absolutely useless because it has no relation to the real world you will find as you drive about.
It may be that Ford’s claims for the Fiesta ECOnetic will stand up in the real world. I await delivery of a press car from Ford so that I can test it and report back.
Neil Winton – February 5, 2009
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Ford Fiesta ECOnetic Bringing style and new levels of low-CO2 efficiency, Ford of Europes most frugal car - the new Ford Fiesta ECOnetic - headed the Fiesta range at 2008 Paris Show. Powered by a specially-calibrated version of the 90 PS 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi, combined with coated Diesel Particulate Filter, Fords most economical Fiesta can travel 100 kilometres using just 3.7 litres of fuel, on the EC Combined Cycle. This impressive fuel economy is matched with a class-leading CO2 output of 98 grams per kilometre - making Ford Fiesta ECOnetic the lowest CO2 vehicle in both its segment and Fords European range. Compared to previous-generation Fiesta 1.6-litre TDCi, Ford Fiesta ECOnetic will use 160 litres less fuel over 20.000 km, offering genuine savings in daily driving, at a time when saving fuel means saving even more money. Extra-urban highway fuel economy is even better - Ford Fiesta ECOnetic requires just 3.2 litres to cover 100 kilometres. Yet this efficiency is not at the expense of driving quality or performance, with Ford Fiesta ECOnetic reaching 0-100 km/h in 12.3 seconds and a top speed of 178 kph. This is because Fiesta boasts the same attention to detail as earlier ECOnetic models, with improved aerodynamics, low rolling resistance tyres and enhanced lubrication to achieve best possible CO2 and fuel consumption. Lowered ride height and aerodynamic details such as wheel covers and wheel deflectors build on Fiestas already streamlined drag co-efficient (Cd) of 0.33. At the same time, low rolling resistance tyres in an economical 175/65 R14 profile, a longer final drive gear ratio and special lubricants drive efficient powertrain performance, especially in highway cruising. In conjunction with energy partner BP, Ford has developed low-viscosity transmission and low-friction engine oils for its ECOnetic models. Such modifications create Ford Fiesta ECOnetics class-leading efficiency, without sacrificing the driving quality, style or practicality of the core Fiesta range. It is not just the ECOnetic version of new Fiesta that benefits from Ford of Europes sustainability efforts - all new Fiestas feature Electric Power Assist Steering (EPAS), using far less fuel and engine power than a standard hydraulic power assist system, without compromising driving dynamics or steering feedback. Extensive use of high strength steels and a focus on weight saving has also reduced the mass of new Fiesta by 40 kilogrammes versus the previous model, despite improved safety equipment and sound insulation. Production powered by renewable sources Sustainability has influenced not only new Fiestas development, but also the facilities behind its manufacture. Fords Dagenham Diesel Centre in Britain produces Duratorq TDCi engines for new Fiesta and derives all its electricity from renewable sources, with two dedicated wind turbines and plans for a third. Ford is also sourcing renewable electricity to cover the full electric power demand of its Fiesta manufacturing and engineering facilities in Cologne, Germany. Through this initiative, the company will reduce its CO2 emissions by 190,000 tonnes per year. Dr Wolfgang Schneider, Ford of Europe Vice President for Legal, Governmental and Environmental Affairs said, "The new Fiesta is the strongest example yet of Ford of Europes commitment to and investment in sustainable mobility. Ford Fiesta ECOnetic is a compelling, stylish yet no-compromise choice for customers, offering class-leading low CO2 and genuine savings, while also benefitting from our investment in efficient production facilities."
New Ford Fiesta ECOnetic completes an initial trilogy of production models in the companys European vehicle range that also includes a 139 g/km Ford Mondeo ECOnetic and a 115 g/km Ford Focus ECOnetic.