Ford has a strong presence in the LCV segment. And not only with the Tourneo family, but also with the small but useful Fiesta Van. The car recently received a facelift.

New Fiesta Van exterior styling includes a bonnet design that increases the height of the nose, combined with larger upper grilles. The Ford “blue oval” badge is now displayed within the grille, rather than on the bonnet lip, contributing to greater road presence.

New standard LED headlights also contribute to the confident, modern design language of the new Fiesta Van, with sleek horizontal design. The taillights also receive new black surrounds for a more sophisticated appearance.

New Fiesta Van is offered in two attractive trim levels. Sport models boost visual appeal using a honeycomb grille with gloss black finish and wide, body-coloured side vents. New 17-inch metallic-finish alloy wheels and lower sports suspension give a more purposeful appearance, which can be enhanced with optional new 18-inch Pearl Grey machined alloy wheels. Sport models also benefit from two-tone red and ebony interior trim with contrast red stitching.

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New Fiesta Van shares its bodyshell with the three-door Fiesta passenger car, adding a durable and grippy flat rear load floor, four tie-down points, and full-height bulkhead with steel mesh upper half for improved rearwards visibility. Vehicles for right-hand drive markets feature solid panels instead of rear glazing. Gross payload is up to 531kg, with a 1,283mm maximum load length giving a 0.96m3 load volume.

All models benefit from standard LED headlights, while optional Matrix LED headlights can adapt their beam patterns according to the driving scenario. Manoeuvring Light and Bad‑Weather Light functions are triggered when sensors detect a low-speed manoeuvre or the activation of windscreen wipers, and automatically adjust the beam pattern to help the driver see more clearly. In addition, Glare-Free High Beam uses a front‑mounted camera to detect oncoming traffic and create a “glare-free spot” within the beam pattern by blocking rays that could otherwise dazzle other road users.

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The new Fiesta Van delivers responsive, fuel-efficient performance with EcoBoost Hybrid 48‑volt mild hybrid and EcoBoost petrol powertrains. The 125PS EcoBoost Hybrid models feature a belt-driven integrated starter/generator (BISG) in place of the standard alternator, enabling recovery and storage of energy usually lost during braking and coasting to charge a 48-volt lithium-ion air-cooled battery pack, run the vehicle’s electrical ancillaries and provide torque assistance during normal driving and acceleration.

The technology can restart the engine in just 350 milliseconds, enabling the Auto Start-Stop system to turn off the engine in scenarios such as when coasting to a stop below 15 mph even when the vehicle is in gear with the clutch pedal depressed. Fiesta Van EcoBoost Hybrid offers fuel efficiency up to 56.4mpg and CO2 emissions from 113g/km, representing a more than five per cent improvement in overall fuel efficiency compared with the equivalent non-hybrid engine, rising to 13 per cent in slow-speed driving.

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