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Ford's little environmental spokesman

By SYF77 on 20 May 2010

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Fordís new Fiesta not only got the looks, but is wallet-friendly on fuel as well. It has just been certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to have a fuel consumption rating of 40mpg, making it the most fuel efficient car in its class. It is 5mpg better than the Honda Jazz and 4 mpg better than the Toyota Yaris.

The Fiesta is able to achieve the best in class fuel figures, thanks to a host of fuel-saving technologies that is normally seen only on cars of a higher price range. To enhance fuel economy, Fiesta features a new 1.6-liter Duratecģ engine with Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT) and an engine accessory drive system that improves efficiency by reducing the energy it takes to power the air conditioner and alternator. Coupled with a six speed dual clutch transmission which Ford calls the Powershift, the Fiesta delivers 120bhp. The fact that the Fiesta has a larger engine capacity than the Jazz and Yaris makes its superior fuel consumption rating even more impressive. Other fuel saving technologies includes the electric power-assisted steering.

The Fiestaís stylish and aerodynamic profile also contributed to the both fuel savings and low wind noise by reducing wind resistance.

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Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.



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Andrefoo May 21 2010 09:49 AM
wonder if we will ever get the speced up engine version in singapore. driving a ford and the fuel economy till now is pretty average, but better than decent for a car of its weight
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