Ford Fiesta Active set for spring launch
Order books have opened for the new Ford Fiesta Active – an all-new pseudo-crossover derivative of its popular supermini.
Set to cost from £17,720, it joins the Ford Ka+ Active and gets a specific chunky body kit, roof rails, front fog lights and specific five-spoke alloy wheels.
Although there’s no doubting this is a Fiesta, that beefy body kit includes chunky black trim around the wheel arches, door sills and bumpers, that give it a much more distinct look.
The ride height has been increased too, with around a 25mm boost over the standard car. All this will mean the Fiesta Active will appeal to those who want a crossover look, but without their larger dimensions.
Ford has also added three selectable drive modes: Eco, Normal and Slippery, while rough-terrain capabilities are enhanced by the adoption of Ford’s Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) with Hill Start Assist.
Three variants are available – Active 1, Active B&O Play and Active X. All trims feature front and electric rear windows, air conditioning and Ford’s Sync 3 infotainment system with touchscreen display.
B&O Play models cost from £19,190 and add a premium audio system with 360-degree sound, a black roof and black roof rails, cruise control, centre armrest and a 4.2in TFT driver display with traffic sign recognition.
From £20,290, range-topping Active X models benefit from half-leather upholstery with heated front seats, power door mirrors, satnav with 8in touchscreen, a rear-view camera and keyless entry and start system.
All models are available with two engines – the 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol and a 1.5-litre TDCi diesel. The latter produces 83bhp, while the petrol is available with either 83, 98, 123 or 138bhp.
Lease deals will be available soon and deliveries of the first Fiesta Actives are set to commence in summer. If you can’t wait, you can find thousands of lease deals on the standard Fiesta here, or if you want something a little more crossover-like, why not check out the EcoSport?