Ford Fiesta ECOnetic to get 67mpg, we’re jealous

Joining the Ford Focus ECOnetic later this month will be an ECOnetic version of the new Ford Fiesta. And if Ford not offering Focus ECOnetic in the U.S. made you angry, get a little more mad because we don’t expect the Fiesta ECOnetic to make it to the stateside either. But hey, at least we’ll get the Fiesta hatchbacks in 2010.

Power comes from a 1.6L TDCi turbodiesel that will make 89 horsepower. Mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, the Ford Fiesta ECOnetic will return a combined fuel-economy of 80mpg (that’s 67mpg on our side of the world).

Fuel-efficiency is increased through minor changes to the Fiesta’s aerodynamics and weight-saving measures. Don’t worry – Ford didn’t ditch air-conditioning, electric windows or a CD player to save weight. We’ll also see some body modifications including a new front bumper, side skirts and a neat rear spoiler.

Ford will officially show the Ford Fiesta ECOnetic at the British Motor Show later this month. Pricing and launch details will be announced at the show.


Source: AutoExpress