Ford of Europe has started the production of the new Fiesta ECOnetic Technology at its Cologne Assembly plant in Germany. The American carmaker calls the Fiesta ECOnetic Technology as "its most fuel-efficient car ever."
Available in three-door and five-door variants with different trim options, the Fiesta ECOnetic Technology is powered by a 1.6-liter Duratorq TDCi diesel engine that produces 94hp and 205Nm of torque. Giving it Ford's "most fuel-efficent car ever" tag is its fuel consumption of 30.303km/l to go with its carbon dioxide emission of 87g/km.
Ford's ECOnetic Technology innovations will come with its namesake Fiesta like auto start-stop, smart regenerative charging, eco mode and shift indicator light. It also benefits from a bespoke engine calibration and optimized gear ratios while a lower suspension, undershield, wheel deflectors and low-rolling resistance tires are used to further reduce driving resistances.
According to Ford, half of all its cars sold in Europe will carry the ECOnetic Technology badge by the end of 2012.
"Fiesta is already hugely successful across Europe and the ECOnetic Technology model takes its fuel efficiency and low-CO2 offering to another level," said Stephen Odell, Ford of Europe's chief executive and chairman. "Customers can be assured these significant gains have been achieved without compromising the great driving quality for which Ford is famous."