Ford has announced that they will be launching the new Fiesta with 1.0L EcoBoost in American auto industry next year. Ford Fiesta EcoBoost is expected to deliver best in class mileage after hybrid cars. In all, Ford has sold over 520,000 EcoBoost engines globally, and this number is increasing fast. Ford EcoBoost engines offer best in class mileage and power output.
Ford also announced a new safety feature, Active City Stop for Fiesta in Europe. It is a system that diminishes the incidence of accidents at low speeds. As vehicle travel upto 30 kmph, light detection and ranging sensor situated at the top of windscreen scans area ahead upto about 7.6m, 50 times per second, for any sort of impediments. If detecting a slower moving or stationary vehicle, the sensors determine a likely collision and if driver is inactive, the car automatically applies brakes and reduces engine torque.
Busy city streets are noted for low speed collisions caused by distracted drivers. This is where Fiesta Active City Stop comes in handy. In the event of driver intervention to try and avoid the accident Active City Stop is deactivated allowing the driver to take appropriate decisions
Active City Stop collision avoidance technology introduced in the new Fiesta is capable to capture and process 15 images of the road ahead. Each year over half a million people are involved in car crashes in cities such as UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. Active City Stop continuously monitors gap between vehicles, calculates risk of collision and reduces the severity of the impact or avoids it completely. Now installed on the new Ford Fiesta, the system is already available on Ford C-MAX, Grand C-MAX and new Ford B-MAX. Offered on the Ford Fiesta, this pack is priced from £250.
Ford Europe also offers Fiesta with MyKey in Europe. This allows parents of young Ford Fiesta drivers control the top speed by locking it at a limit. Ford has once again been recognized in the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers list for the second year running.