Ford Fiesta Van review

Category: Car-based van

Section: Introduction

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  • Ford Fiesta Van side
  • Ford Fiesta Van on street
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  • Ford Fiesta Van boot open load space
  • Ford Fiesta Van boot opening
  • Ford Fiesta Van side
  • Ford Fiesta Van on street
  • Ford Fiesta Van interior with screen
  • Ford Fiesta Van boot open load space
  • Ford Fiesta Van boot opening
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Introduction

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The Ford Fiesta is the UK’s undisputed best-selling car, but in small van form its star has waned in recent years.  Once a staple of the telecoms industry, the boiler repair man and the local florist, the Ford Fiesta Van was usurped by larger rivals to the point that, in 2018, it very nearly petered out of existence.

Ironically, Ford’s own Transit Courier is probably the Fiesta Van’s biggest problem, as it is a far more accomplished commercial vehicle, with better loadspace and payload capacities. The Fiesta, in contrast, is really a glorified car-without-seats.

This mild-hybrid model adds a low capacity battery to the powertrain to improve economy by shutting down the engine sooner and firing it back to life quicker when you stop. However, don’t expect huge economy gains: think of it as an advanced stop-start system rather than a juicy burst of electricity.

Regular models are available with either a 94bhp output or 123bhp option, while the mHEV version is only available with 123bhp.

The Fiesta Van can transport up to 1m3 in its rear loadspace and has a payload capacity of 515kg.

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