Ford Fiesta Range Upgraded

Ford Fiesta range upgraded

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A day after the news of a limited edition Fiesta, Ford has announced an upgrade of standard models.

The Ford Fiesta, the UK’s top-selling model, will now boast Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) as standard across the range. Previously, the anti-skidding technology was a £300 optional extra.

The ESP system applies brakes on individual wheels if the car is in danger of getting out of control. Studies show it could prevent up to a third of fatal accidents on the roads.

The Fiesta range will be given three new lower CO2 petrol engines delivering between 107 and 134g/km. As a result of the reduction in emissions, the entry-level 1.25-litre 82PS engine will drop down a road tax band, saving drivers £110 a year.

Diesel engines, including the sub-100g/km diesel ECOnetic engine, will all be fitted with diesel particulate filters as standard on the Ford Fiesta.

Finally, the Studio specification level gains heated door mirrors and a revamped entertainment system with extra speakers and steering mounted controls.

The Titanium trim level now features Bluetooth and USB connectivity – previously a £200 option.