Looking at a new Fiesta, but want to use it to haul (small) things instead of people? Ford can hook you up with the new Fiesta Van.
Unveiled today at the Commercial Vehicle show in Birmingham, England, the new Fiesta Van does away with the rear seats and rear windows. All the better for work duty, without the need for a larger cargo van.
Right-Sized For Small Jobs
Inside its three-door form, the Fiesta Van can cary about one cubic meter (35 cubic feet) of cargo with a payload capacity of around 500 kilograms (1,102 pounds). It has a nearly 1.3-meter- (4.3-foot-) long load floor covered in rubber with four tie-town hooks, a composite and mesh bulkhead, and durable sidewalls.
The Blue Oval will offer the little panel van with a choice of three engines. There’s a 1.1-liter inline-three rated at 85 ps (84 hp/62 kW), a 1.0-liter EcoBoost turbo good for 125 ps (123 hp/92 kW), and a 1.5-liter diesel available with either 85 ps (84 hp/62 kW) or 120 ps (118 hp/88 kW). Buyers can even get it with the latest Sync 3 infotainment system and an eight-inch touchscreen display. A full range of driver-assistance systems can be specified as well. And there’s even a Sport model with a more aggressive-looking treatment, 18-inch wheels, and a sportier cockpit, too.
Ford opens the order books for the new Fiesta Van this season, and will begin delivering to customers and dealers in the fall. We wouldn’t count on the American automaker offering it in its home market, though. So customers in the US will just have to make do with the (relatively) larger Transit Connect and the even bigger full-size Transit van.