2017 Ford Fiesta Active Interior. The user-centric Fiesta interior design is influenced by consumer interactions with smart devices and tablets. Delivering a more spacious and premium first impression through ergonomic design and soft-touch materials – including for the upper instrument panel – the logical but emotive interior helps deliver a calming and peaceful space that customers can personalise with a new range of individualisation options.
Designed to add bespoke character but retain the interior’s balanced and harmonious feel, individualisation options include decorative elements for the central instrument and passenger-side instrument panel, door pulls and rear-view mirror cap in Race Red, Yellow, Bohai Bay Mint, Deep Impact Blue or Chrome Copper.
The calming interior philosophy is supported by easier to use controls. The number of buttons on the center console is reduced by almost half, with many connectivities and entertainment controls relocated to the 8-inch touchscreen. The most natural and ergonomic positions for controls and screens were confirmed using eye-tracking software, and both the instrument cluster display and central screen are positioned to clearly deliver information at a glance.
Rear seat passengers benefit from 16 mm more knee room, supported by new slim-back seats that are softer, and offer greater side-to-side support. The front seat armrest is positioned to benefit 19 per cent more of Fiesta’s tallest and shortest drivers. A height adjustable driver’s seat features repositioned lumbar support for greater comfort, and headrest positioning also has been optimized to benefit all occupants.
2017 Ford Fiesta Active Exterior. Each of the four Ford Fiesta variants delivers a unique design character that builds on the canvas provided by the simplified base-design, and can be further personalised with individualisation options including contrasting roof and door mirror caps in black, white, Bohai Bay Mint or new Chrome Copper. Additional new exterior colours include Blue Wave, and for Fiesta Vignale, Milano Grigio.
The Ford Fiesta Vignale’s bespoke satin Vignale grille pattern, grille surround, fog lamp surrounds, side spear and rear diffuser deco element add a luxurious appeal. Fiesta Titanium features a chrome bar execution for the simplistic but upscale style. Vertical foglamps are connected by a smiling bumper feature line, making the model appear more optimistic and welcoming.
Ford Fiesta ST-Line’s simple mesh, Ford Performance-inspired grille is designed to be representative of the performance that sits behind it. The sports body styling is more angular and aggressive. A functional rear spoiler contributes to a surefooted stance.
Ford Fiesta Active is further differentiated by a raised suspension profile, with dark cladding flowing from the front bumper lip, through the wheel arches and side profile to the rear. A hexagonal grille design features along with a dark element for the liftgate licence plate area, contrast painted the roof, and roof bars, all of which contribute to a more rugged, versatile feel.
2017 Ford Fiesta Active Engines and Transmission. A simplified range of sophisticated Euro Stage 6 petrol and diesel engines offers performance and fuel-efficiency that support a class-leading driving experience and reduce costs for owners.
Ford’s multi-award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine is offered with 100 PS, 125 PS and 140 PS, and a new six-speed manual gearbox with a reduced friction architecture that helps deliver from 97 g/km CO2 emissions or an optional six-speed automatic gearbox for the 100 PS variant with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
Ford’s 120 PS 1.5-litre TDCi engine is the first high-power diesel powertrain ever offered for Fiesta – delivering a versatile combination of power, torque and fuel efficiency for a fun to drive experience, a six-speed manual gearbox, and anticipated CO2 emissions of 89 g/km. The 1.5-litre TDCi engine is also offered with 85 PS – 10 PS more than the most fuel-efficient outgoing Fiesta – and delivering from an anticipated 82 g/km CO2 supported by Ford’s new six-speed manual gearbox.