2009 Ford Fiesta SportVan review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 11 March 2009 , 14:03:57 byDan

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Ford Fiesta SportVan

New Fiesta Van range now on sale from £9,025 to £10,780
Available with a choice of three engines and three series: entry, new "Trend" and the top-of-the range SportVan
Competitive payload of up to 515kg
Best-in-class fuel economy up to 67.3mpg
Low insurance groups
Dagenham-built diesel engines emit just 110g/km CO2

The new Ford Fiesta Van is now on sale from £9,025. Low running costs make this new entry into the car-derived market a sound business decision. Frugal fuel economy of up to 67.3mpg*, insurance groups of 1E and 2E and a choice of engines and trim levels make it a class-leading package.

Steve Kimber, Ford of Britain`s commercial vehicles director, said: "Fiesta Van is a main player in the car-derived van market with around 25 per cent of all sales. We expect to build on this, as more and more of today`s businesses look to keep their costs under control.

"The van model was an integral part of the new Fiesta product plan and its superior quality really shows. Being competitive has never been more relevant and that`s why Fiesta Van, with the range-topping SportVan, is a great addition to our 2009 line-up."

The fuel efficiency of the Fiesta Van is best in class: the petrol engine has combined fuel consumption of 49.6mpg and CO2 emissions of 133g/km. Both diesel engines have a combined fuel consumption of 67.3mpg* and CO2 emissions of just 110g/km.

The new Fiesta Van is available in three versions: Fiesta Van, the new "Trend" and "SportVan" with prices starting at £9,025 for the 1.25 Duratec 82PS petrol to £10,780 for the SportVan 1.6 TDCi 90PS with coated diesel particulate filter (cDPF). The addition of the Trend series is set to appeal to a wider group of customers. It is ideal for image-conscious businesses who may be delivering small packages, transporting compact equipment such as meter reading tools or for the site engineer who does not need a large capacity for tools.

Engines
The new Fiesta Van is available with a choice of engines: 1.25-litre 82PS Duratec 16 valve petrol unit and a frugal 1.4-litre 68PS Duratorq TDCi turbo diesel. The top-of-the-range 1.6-litre 90PS Duratorq TDCi turbo diesel is standard in the Fiesta SportVan. The closed-loop coated cDPF is optional on the 1.6-litre 90PS Duratorq TDCi turbo diesel on all series. Both diesel engines are built at Ford`s wind-powered plant at Dagenham, Essex.

Car becomes a van
A payload range from 490kg to 515kg gives customers a competitive option for transporting their products. The rear side windows are replaced by body-coloured solid panels, and the rear passenger seats are removed to provide a load box area of 1,000 cubic litres, with a maximum useable load length of 1,296mm, as well as a maximum load box width of 1,278mm (1,000mm between the wheel arches) and a height of up to 806mm. A half-height composite bulkhead and DIN-compliant tie-down hooks are standard.

New Fiesta Van is equipped with the acclaimed Ford EasyFuel capless refuelling system which is clean and easy to use and also has a mis-fuel inhibitor that prevents the wrong fuel filler nozzle being inserted. This feature is a major benefit to commercial customers, particularly for mixed fleets and vehicles that are used by multiple drivers.

This new model also inherits the best technologies and features from its car cousin including: a chassis designed for a safe and controllable ride under all loading conditions, the new Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) for steering accuracy and lower fuel consumption, and anti-lock brakes (ABS) including Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD). Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) is available as an option with all engines (standard on SportVan) and includes Emergency Brake Assist (EBA).

Fiesta Van feature specification:

EasyFuel capless refuelling
Three engine options
Body colour roof spoiler
Electric door mirrors
Stereo radio CD, MP3 connection, four front speakers and steering wheel mounted controls
Adjustable steering column
Electric front windows

Fiesta Van Trend features in addition to Fiesta Van:

Front fog lights
Body-coloured, power folding, heated door mirrors
Automatic windshield wipers and headlamps
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Trip computer
Driver`s seat lumbar support
Heated front windscreen

Standard features of Fiesta SportVan in addition to Fiesta Van Trend:

1.6-litre TDCi (90PS) engine
Body colour sports "aero" kit including high intake front grille, rear bumper and rear spoiler
16" five-spoke sports alloy wheels
Bluetooth hands free and voice control, including multi function display
Air conditioning
Sports style front seats
Leather trimmed steering wheel
Rear sports spoiler
Perimeter alarm
Sports-tuned suspension with lowered ride height
ESP/traction control
Driver`s knee and side airbags (head and thorax) and active head restraint