Ford's new green car will overtake hybrids as the most fuel efficient vehicle in New Zealand when it lands here mid-year
The Ford Fiesta ECOnetic has a fuel economy rate of 3.7 litres/100kms, compared to the new Toyota Prius which has a figure of 3.9 litres/100km.
“The Ford Fiesta ECOnetic is a complete package with exceptional performance, good looks and the best fuel efficiency in New Zealand; 3.7litres per 100km is a new low,” says Trevor Auger, Managing Director of Ford New Zealand.
The Fiesta ECOnetic is based on the award-winning Ford Fiesta, with a few tweaks. Five star safety, Bluetooth, Voice Control and iPod integration, are all still there, but it's had a ‘green’ makeover.
Ford says the car tells you the optimal point to change gear to maximise fuel economy. It also features a tyre mobility kit, and aerodynamics have been improved by a lowered ride height, air deflectors and wheel covers.
Recently the Ford Fiesta ECOnetic has been named TopGear’s "Green Car of the Year 2009", Carsguide "Green Car of the Year 2009" and won the Global Green Challenge 2009: Production Class Small Car Diesel.
“The Fiesta ECOnetic will challenge the way people think about Green cars and also the way people think about Ford. The ECOnetic represents dedication to cleaner, greener technology that is affordable, desirable and available very soon,” says Auger.
See new and used Ford Fiesta for sale here.