Ford launches revised Fiesta Van

Revisions to the Fiesta Van include refreshed exterior design details, interior upgrades and more tech

Ford will soon open the order books for its revised Fiesta Van, featuring refreshed exterior design details and interior upgrades.

The updated Ford Fiesta Van also boasts new driver assistance and lighting technologies, as well as a new Parking Pack and optional Matrix LED headlamps with Glare-Free High Beam.

The optional EcoBoost Hybrid powertrain offers a five per cent overall reduction in fuel consumption compared with the standard EcoBoost petrol engine. Prices start from £16,700 for Trend models and £16,800 for Sport trim. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in early 2022.

Revised trim options

The revised Fiesta Van offers more differentiation between Trend and Sport trim levels, reckons Ford, with individual styling elements, new wheel designs and revised interior trim.

Customers opting for the SYNC 3 connectivity system with navigation gain remote vehicle unlocking and data-driven maintenance alerts using the FordLive connected uptime system, available through the FordPass Pro mobile app or Ford Telematics.

Exterior changes include a revised bonnet design and larger upper grilles. LED headlights become standard equipment and the rear lights gain new black surrounds.

Matrix LED headlamps are on the options list with adaptive beam patterns, including Manoeuvring Light and Bad-Weather light, activated when sensors detect either a low-speed manoeuvre or the windscreen wipers operating. Glare-Free High Beam detects oncoming traffic using a front mounted camera and arranging a suitable cut-out in the beam pattern to avoid dazzling approaching drivers. 

Sport models are distinguished by a honeycomb grille with gloss black finish and wide body-coloured side vents. Lower sports suspension is complemented by 17-inch metallic-finish alloy wheels. Two-tone red and ebony interior trim with red stitching completes Sport trim. 

Trend models are distinguished by a broad upper grille with strong horizontal strakes and high-gloss chrome surround. 15-inch steel wheels featuring a new design complete the exterior. Inside, Trend models feature ebony trim and comfort seat foam. 

Featuring solid rear-side panels in place of glass, Fiesta Van is equipped with a 1.3 metre-long flat rear load floor, including a non-slip finish with four tie-down eyes. A full-height bulkhead with steel mesh upper section protects cabin occupants from shifting loads. Ford quotes a gross payload of 531kg and 0.96m3 load volume.

Driver assist systems

The Fiesta’s Parking Pack includes Active Park Assist, which can detect suitable parking spaces and take control of the steering for parallel or perpendicular parking, with the driver controlling other functions such as acceleration, braking and gear selection. The Parking Pack also includes a rear-view camera.

Other driver assist technologies include adaptive cruise control with speed sign recognition, blind spot information system with cross traffic alert, active braking, lane-keeping aid, and pre-collision assist with active braking. 

Mild hybrid power option

Two power options are available, either the EcoBoost Hybrid with 48-volt mild hybrid system or EcoBoost petrol. EcoBoost Hybrid models are equipped with a belt-driven starter/generator, replacing the standard alternator, to recover regenerated braking and coasting energy to the 48-volt lithium-ion air-cooled battery pack, which can provide torque assistance during acceleration.

The auto stop/start system can turn off the engine at speeds below 15mph.

John Kendall
Began working for a motor industry consultancy in 1988 before moving into automotive journalism in 1990. Freelance since 2001. Chairman of the UK-based Guild of Motoring Writers in 2006-7.

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