Ford adds to Fiesta and Mondeo line-upsFuel efficiency and extra value for Ford range
21 October 2009
Ford has announced the first ever special edition version of the current Fiesta, and made some other minor Fiesta range changes. Meanwhile, the Econetic Mondeo turns Titanium.
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Fiesta Titanium Individual
The Ford Fiesta Titanium Individual special edition is based on the range-topping Titanium trim specification, and comes with a 1.4-litre petrol engine. Additional features include red and silver leather seats, red interior, 16-inch alloy wheels and Bluetooth with USB socket; this is Ford’s equivalent of Fiat’s Blue&Me, available on the Bravo, Punto Evo and 500 C.
Available as a three-door for £15,145 and a five-door for £15,445, the Fiesta Titanium Individual represents a £100 saving over a similarly equipped regular Titanium. It’s not a massive amount, but a saving nonetheless.
Fiesta range reshuffle
The regular Fiesta line-up now consists of Style, Edge, Econetic, Zetec, Titanium and Zetec S models. The newly added Edge has air conditioning as standard; it’s also been added to the low emission Econetic model. There are no changes to the Econetic’s official 76.3mpg combined fuel economy figure as a result.
The Zetec S - the sportiest of all new Fiestas - has also been upgraded with alloy pedals, Quickclear heated front windscreen and side skirts now standard.
Mondeo Econetic Titanium
Moving up to the Ford Mondeo range, the Econetic version of this large car is now available in Titanium trim spec.
The usual Titanium luxuries remain in place, while the Econetic upgrades reduce CO2 to 139g/km and improve fuel economy to 54.3mpg. This Mondeo comes as five-door hatchback or estate, and is powered by a 2.0-litre TDCI turbodiesel engine with an output of 113bhp.
Standard equipment includes the usual Econetic aerodynamic and drivetrain modifications, 16-inch alloy wheels (17s are optional), a gearshift indicator and rear spoiler for the hatchback.
Prices start at £23,295, rising to £24,545 for the estate - just slightly more than the regular 2.0-litre 138bhp turbodiesel Titanium Mondeo. However, as the Econetic is in VED Band D it will cost only £120 a year to tax.
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