Ford Introduces All-New Fiesta Van at CV Show in Birmingham
Ford is looking to increase its vise-like stranglehold on the commercial vehicle market in the UK with the introduction of its all-new Fiesta Van. Revealed at the CV Show in Birmingham, the three-door Fiesta Van is more compact than a conventional van and not terribly different in style from a Fiesta hatchback. To make it even more appealing to customers, it will be offered with the latest in driver-assistance and safety technologies as well as FordPass Connect on-board modem tech.
“Connected commercial vehicles will provide exciting new opportunities to create value for our customers, and what we are showing in Birmingham is just the beginning,” said Hans Schep, general manager Commercial Vehicles, Ford of Europe. “Supported by our strongest ever vehicle range, Ford is committed to delivering the most efficient solutions to transport goods and people in our cities.”
Expected to launch in the fall, the Fiesta Van will offer 35.3 cubic feet of cargo capacity, a load length of 4.3 feet, and gross payload of around 1,100 pounds. Engine offerings include a 1.1-liter three-cylinder, a 1.0-liter EcoBoost, and a 1.5-liter TDCi diesel.
Technologies offered in the Fiesta Van include Ford SYNC 3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility and a FordPass Connect built-in modem that will allow for greater connectivity and functionality. In terms of safety, the Fiesta Van will be offered with available technologies including Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Information System, Active Park Assist with Perpendicular Parking and Cross Traffic Alert, Traffic Sign Recognition, and Adjustable Speed Limiter.
What a van, what a van, what a van, what a van, what a mighty good van.
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