The New Fiesta Active
The Ford Fiesta continues to be the number 1 best selling vehicle in the UK, with no signs of being knocked off the top spot. To maintain this success Ford has merged the UK's love of the Fiesta and our love of crossovers to create a new Fiesta variant to fall in love with - The Fiesta Active!
The Fiesta Active is the very first Fiesta crossover model. It takes all the connected ability, driver assistance aids and safety features of the 7th generation Fiesta and gives it an SUV inspired makeover.
Exterior & Interior Features of the Fiesta Active
On the outside the Active has seen a new bodystyling kit added providing a more rugged ready for action look complete with protective plastic cladding. The ride height is raised, and roof bars have appeared.
Front fog lights come as standard as do 17" alloy wheels and privacy glass to the rear. An opening panoramic roof and Full LED headlights can be added as an optional extra.
On the inside the Active will look like any regular Fiesta, all will be 5 door with room for 5 adults and rear seats with a 60:40 spilt to make a flexible loading space.
Technology and Driver Aids
The Fiesta is packed full of advanced features, some come as standard depending on the trim level chosen, all the others can be added as options. The Fiesta Active can come equipped with;
- Rear parking distance sensors
- Rear view camera
- Heated front seats
- Heated steering wheel
- Blind spot information system
- Cross traffic alert
- Pre-collision assist with pedestrian protection
- Distance alert
- Adaptive cruise control
- Traffic sign recognition
- Auto high beams
- Ford navigation system
- Cruise control
- Rain sensing wipers
- Keyless entry and start
No car is complete now without being connected. The Fiesta Active keeps its drivers connected using Ford SYNC 3. This system allows integration of your smartphone using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto along with AppLink. The 8" touchscreen allows pinch and swipe gestures to be used, or voice commands such as 'I need fuel' or 'call mum' can be used for handsfree control. For iPhone users, the use of Siri Eyes Free is available allowing you to communicate with Siri using voice controls or via the central touchscreen.
Fiesta Active models available
There are 3 models of the Active to choose from; the entry level Active, B&O Play featuring a premium audio system and the top of the range Active X adding luxury touches such as heated seats and a rear view camera as standard. Examples of features found on each model can be seen below;
|Active 1||Active B&O Play in addition to Active 1||Active X in addition to Active 1|
|17" alloy wheels||17" alloy wheels||17" alloy wheels|
|Silver roof rails||Yellow colour theme to interior areas||Power foldable door mirrors with puddle lights|
|LED signature to rear lights||Black contrast electrically operated and heated dorr mirrors with side indicators||Partial leather seats|
|Selectable drive modes||Black contrast roof||Heated front seats|
|Rear privacy glass||4.2" TFT instrument cluster screen||4.2" TFT instrument cluster screen|
|Traffic sign recognition||Traffic sign recognition|
|Auto high beam||Auto high beam|
|Driver alert||Driver alert|
|Ford SYNC 3 with 8" touchscreen, DAB radio, CarPlay and ANdroid Auto||Ford SYNC 3 with 8" touchscreen, DAB radio, emergency assistance, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto|
|B&O Play premium audio system with 360 degree sound and 10 speakers||Keyless start and keyless entry|
|Cruise control||Cruise control|
|Rain sensing wipers||Rain sensing wipers|
|Auto dimming rear view mirror||Auto dimming rear view mirror|
|Rear view camera|
|Rear parking sensors|
Fiesta Active Engines
There is only 1 choice for diesel drivers, the 1.5 TDCi 85ps with a manual 6 speed gearbox. For those who opt for petrol there are 3 choices. The 1.0T EcoBoost 125ps in a manual 6 speed, the 1.0T EcoBoost 100ps available with auto or manual transmission and finally the 1.0T EcoBoost 85ps as a manual only.
All engines will come with stop/start and all are Euro 6 compliant. Each Active will have Selectable Driving Modes so you can pick your driving mode to suit your current conditions from Eco, Normal or Slippery. Although the Active is the most 'go anywhere' Fiesta there are no plans announced to make any four wheel drive versions.
The new Fiesta Active is available to order now with prices starting at £17,790 for the Active 1. As soon as leasing prices are announced we will update this page!
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