More Road Tax-Free Fiesta Models Launched

More road tax-free Fiesta models launched

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Ford will extend its road tax-free Fiesta range to include the top specification models from today.

Previously only the Edge specification was available with the diesel Econetic engine, which offers CO2 emissions of just 95g/km.

This level of CO2 emissions means in the real world, drivers will not have to pay road tax in the UK and can travel in London's congestion charge zone for free.

Ford drivers can now choose the Econetic 1.6-litre 95PS diesel engine for both the Zetec and Titanium models, two of the three top specifications available for the Fiesta three-door and five-door supermini.

The two new Econetic models get lower running costs courtesy of 78.5mpg on the combined cycle while diesel emissions are reduced by a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF).

Low rolling resistance tyres, a more aerodynamic body and lowered suspension help to bring emissions and fuel consumption down in the Ford Fiesta for 2011.

The Ford Fiesta Zetec comes with a alloy wheels, CD player, air conditioning, front fog lights and chrome highlights on the grille, tailgate handle and headlight surrounds.

Inside, the car gets a leather steering wheel, ambient lighting and quilted seat covers. Titanium specification adds larger alloy wheels, DAB radio, Bluetooth, cruise control and automatic headlamps amongst other equipment and style upgrades.

Anthony Ireson, Ford of Britain marketing director, said: "Many drivers want to drive a car with lower emissions but still want comfort, performance and an affordable price. Expanding ECOnetic across the series answers that demand, with style."

The Ford Fiesta Zetec Econetic costs £14,445 and the Ford Fiesta Titanium Econetic, the best-equipped road tax-free Fiesta, is priced from £15,645.

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