Ford Fiesta: more upgrades, lower CO2

* Stability control now standard * More power for diesels * Less CO2 from petrols...

27 Apr 2010 10:16 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 0:3

Ford has upgraded its entire Fiesta range, giving every model standard stability control and retuning many of the engines.

There are upgrades to some of the trims: Studio models, for example, now get heated door mirrors, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, an auxiliary entertainment socket and two additional speakers.

Top-of-the-range Titanium models also now get Bluetooth and USB connection as standard (previously worth around 200).

All models now have a new paint option called Ink Blue.

Engine improvements
Ford has also retuned or altered much of the Fiesta's engine range.

To comply with Euro V emissions standards, all diesel engines now have a particulate filter fitted, including Econetic models.

Power for the 1.6-litre diesel engine is also raised from 89bhp to 94bhp.

Petrol engines have been tweaked as well, to lower emissions:

• 1.25-litre 80bhp CO2 emissions cut by 4g to 129g/km;
• 1.6-litre 95bhp CO2 emissions cut by 3g to 107g/km;
• 1.6-litre 118bhp CO2 emissions cut by 4g to 134g/km.

The changes place the 1.25-litre engine into a lower VED band (D), lowering the levy from 110 to 90 a year.