It has increased in width by 10 mm and its ride height by 18 mm, it has also added plastic body cladding and roof rails for the full 4×4 look. Initially, Ford had indicated that it would do as much to ensure the Active works around 15% of Fiesta sales.
This might have come true if the sales of the last one year or so are anything to go by. A notable addition to the Fiesta Active is the choice of three drive modes – Normal, Eco and Slippery.
Slippery adjusts the car’s traction control to help when you’re driving on lower-grip surfaces, such as snow or mud. The Active carries 17-inch alloy wheels.
Ford has retweaked the bodyside so that it looks tougher. The grille is also thoroughly reworked and with these additions, the Fiesta Active certainly looks the part.
Ford Fiesta Active buyers should face running costs that are virtually identical to a standard Fiesta with the same engine. You can choose from the same 1.0-litre petrol engines, with the most powerful 138 bhp EcoBoost 140 petrol claiming 54.3 mpg with CO2 emissions as low as 118 g/km.
If diesel is your preference,there are 84 and 118 bhp versions of Ford’s 1.5-litre TDCi engine. Ford claims 70.6 mpg and 64.2 mpg respectively, with CO2 emissions at a relatively low 103 g/km and 112 g/km.
We are in an era where cars are growing large by day. For this reason, finding a car that still maintains some small size nature while still looking and performing like the “big boys” doesn’t come easy.
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