Ford reveals greenest ever Fiesta Van

The compact van, designed for driving in the city and based on the small hatchback of the same name, now comes with fuel economy of 85.6mpg – the same as the most efficient version of the Ford Fiesta hatchback.

The van also delivers 87g/km of CO2 emissions, making it the greenest van on the road outside the likes of the Renault Kangoo ZE electric van.

Ford has introduced the ‘Econetic’ version of the new Ford Fiesta Van with a host of new, fuel-saving technology.

The van boasts automatic stop-start technology designed to cut out the engine when the van is stationary in traffic and automatically restart it when the accelerator is pressed.

This saves fuel and helps to boost the fuel economy figure. Meanwhile, the car recuperates energy from the braking system and improved gear ratios make the van even more efficient.

Even the air conditioning has been designed to use less energy than before as Ford targets eco- and cost-conscious van buyers with the new Ford Fiesta Van.

Ford Fiesta Van prices are £12,215 for the Econetic version, which comes with a 1.6-litre diesel engine developing 95P and is available from Ford van dealerships now.

The Fiesta Van offers the same compact dimensions as the Ford Fiesta car but the panel van exterior offers a load space of one cubic metre and a load length up to 1.3 metres long.

The new Ford Fiesta Van is capable of carrying 513kg and comes with electronic stability control as standard across the range.

Prices for the Ford FiestaVan start from £10,625 before VAT for standard models, rising to £12,765 before VAT for Fiesta SportVan versions.