Ford Fiesta’s 85mpg!

By Kevin | 23rd March 2012 | Category: Green Motoring | Leave a comment

So, the fuel tax won’t be changing, and will be going up in August. It’s not a great shock really – we were just hoping.

So maybe it’s time to have a look at a car with a large ‘miles per gallon’ performance?

And perhaps Ford have done it with the latest Ford Fiesta ECOnetic model.

For a start it’s a Ford Fiesta, the top-selling star of a Ford range that has reduced its average fleet CO2 to 134g/km today from 154.5g/km in 2006 according to independent analysis by Clean Green Cars.

So it’s green! Not as green as Kermit the Frog, but green.

It’s a diesel and it does over 85mpg. With petrol prices at an all-time high, that’s got to be a bonus.

And, in the words of Jimmy Cricket (He’s still alive! – I checked) “And There’s More.”

Because it emits just 87g CO2/km, this means that it’s free from road tax as well as the London Congestion charge.

Am I green enough?

And, did I mention that it’s a Ford Fiesta?

So that means, using my power of deductions, that it’s got the might of Ford behind it.

Ford sell more cars and vans than any other manufacturer and their low-CO2 technology has the greatest impact when it comes to helping households cope with rising fuel prices; all worked on right here in the UK, in Essex (The Only Way according to the TV) with a team of more than 2,000 Essex based engineers leading the development of the company’s latest fuel-sipping petrol and diesel engines.

Mark Ovenden, Ford Britain’s managing director, said: “We cannot influence how the cost of motoring changes as a result of [the] Budget, but we will continue to design, develop and market innovative vehicles that minimise the cost of motoring for today’s families. Our cars are fun to drive, stylish and packed with technology, while returning up to 20mpg more than just a few years ago.”

And, alongside the Ford Fiesta ECOnetic , there is also a 65.6mpg (114g) Ford Mondeo available as both a five-door and estate. Both are diesel, featuring Ford’s acclaimed 1.6-litre TDCi engine assembled at Dagenham at the site’s high-tech wind-powered plant. (Alright; I get it. It’s a Green car!)

Up for saving some money then? Could be the one for you.


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