The New Ford Fiesta EcoBoost Mild Hybrid is now available to order with the EcoBoost Hybrid 48-volt technology boosting fuel efficiency by up to almost 5% and further adding to its renowned fun-to-drive performance.
It has also received several great technology upgrades, including the introduction of Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go and Speed Sign Recognition for improved safety, in addition to a FordPass Connect modem which gives occupants a whole new connectivity experience and enables advanced features via the FordPass smartphone app. Read more below for details!
The New Fiesta EcoBoost Mild Hybrid’s range of powertrains now include the latest iteration of the award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine and a new seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission to lower CO2 emissions and deliver better fuel efficiency.
With engines available that generate 125PS or 155PS, the New Fiesta EcoBoost Mild Hybrid models use a belt-driven integrated starter/generator (BISG) instead of a traditional alternator. This means that kinetic energy normally lost during braking and coasting can be recovered and then stored in a 48-volt lithium-ion battery pack.
The BISG also behaves like an electric motor to boost the efficiency of the petrol engine to help the fuel economy go further and reduce polluting emissions. The electric motor and petrol engine work together to power the Fiesta and its electrical systems (e.g. touchscreen, Quickclear heated windscreen) in the optimum way. The electric motor never moves the car itself – it works in conjunction with the petrol engine.
The intelligent, self-regulating mild-hybrid system calculates whether to use ‘torque substitution’ (to generate up to 24 Nm of torque for improving fuel efficiency, reduce the strain on the petrol engine and lower emissions) or ‘torque supplementation’ (to increase the peak torque available by up to 20 Nm).
Using the BISG has also allowed engineers to add a larger turbocharger by mitigating turbo-lag.
The vehicle featured in this video may not be UK specification
Roelant de Waard, vice president, Marketing, Sales & Service, Ford of Europe said: “Adding EcoBoost Hybrid technology to Fiesta’s best-in-class driving dynamics means customers can have even more power and still go further on a tank of fuel. The New Fiesta EcoBoost Mild Hybrid will help Ford bring the benefits of electrification to more drivers than ever before.”
“Fiesta is now easier to enjoy than ever. With FordPass Connect you can lock and unlock, find where you parked, check your last trip and make sure you have enough fuel for your next journey all from the palm of your hand, so you’re always ready to go.”
The new FordPass Connect modem and FordPass app for lets you interact with a car like never before. Using these technologies gives you access to connected services in the car and on a smartphone, working together to keep you effortlessly connected with info at your fingertips on every trip.
Connected services include:
In-car Wi-Fi hotspot – offering up to 4G speeds to connect a maximum of 10 devices
Live Traffic – enhances the SYNC 3 Navigation system with real-time traffic updates for all roads every 30 seconds, then amends the recommended route accordingly
Local Hazard Information – can alert you to issues like road works or potential obstacles in the road
eCall – in the unlikely event of an accident, FordPass Connect can call the emergency services automatically with the vehicle’s location
Fuel Report – can help you to monitor driving efficiency and fuel usage
Door Lock Unlock – helps you to lock or unlock the vehicle’s doors remotely
Vehicle Locator – useful for finding your vehicle in busy areas and car parks!
Vehicle Status – you can check your fuel level, alarm status, tyre pressures, oil life and more from your phone
Remote Start – use your phone to start your Fiesta’s engine remotely (models with seven-speed automatic transmission only), making sure that your car is de-iced, warm and ready to go
Other upgrades in technology systems include an improved SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system, a new wireless charging pad, Perpendicular Park Assist, Cross Traffic Alert enhanced with Active Braking (to alert drivers who are reversing of vehicles that may be crossing behind them before applying the brakes), and new Sport and Trail Selectable Drive Modes to help your ride on rougher and more rugged surfaces.
New Fiesta EcoBoost Mild Hybrid models are available now. If you would like to make an enquiry about these models, please TAP HERE.