Ford Announces New Fiesta Econetic

Published Date: 5th Sep 2008

The new model Ford Fiesta ECOnetic has been announced by Ford, it will be on sale from the end of 2008 and will join existing Ford Mondeo and Focus ECOnetic models.   Ford says it will be the greenest family car in the UK with CO2 emissions of just 98g/km.

Ford says the new Fiesta ECOnetic, with such low emissions, will be zero rated both for road tax and for the ‘showroom tax’ element of Vehicle Excise Duty introduced for the first year of ownership in the Budget for this year.

To achieve these ultra-low emissions Ford has given the Fiesta ECOnetic lowered suspension, aerodynamic body styling, low resistance tyres plus low friction oil.  On the dashboard, a useful green shift indicator allows the driver to see the optimal point to change gears in order to maximise fuel economy.

Ford of Britain managing director, Roelant de Waard, says of the new model Fiesta ECOnetic; ‘many drivers are prepared to be green – but still want comfort, performance and an affordable price.   ECOnetic answers that demand’.

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