FORD has introduced their new Sports Model which is the All New Ford Fiesta with improved handling and fuel consumption or fuel economy. Some modification on the exterior makes this new ford fiesta desireable. Ford has integrate few new technologies in this sports model to give best driving experience for those who prefer top performance in every aspect of a sports car.
Ford is spicing up the new Fiesta’s European range with the introduction of a new Sport trim level that will be available on the three-door models equipped with the 96HP 1.4-liter and 120HP 1.6-liter gasoline engines as well as with the 90HP 1.6-liter TDCi turbo diesel.
ALL NEW FORD FIESTA SPORTS MODEL – IMPROVED HANDLING & FUEL CONSUMPTION
Unlike most proposals of the sort where changes are limited to cosmetics and enhanced equipment levels, the Sport model actually benefits from a series of chassis upgrades that promise to further improve handling.
These include a nine millimeter lowered sports suspension with stiffer springs and new shocks, a modified steering wheel system and the addition of an electronic stability programme (ESP) that can be switched off completely.
Visually, the three-door Fiesta Sport is distinguished by a different lower grille treatment, dark headlamps, front apron, chunky side skirts, a rear apron with an integrated diffuser and new 16-inch alloys rim wrapped in beefier sport tires.
Inside, buyers can opt between two different trim colors (anthracite or blue) with special features including the front sport seats, leather sport steering wheel and gearshift knob and the enhanced equipment that includes a height-adjustable driver’s seat, an on-board computer, electric windows and locks, and air conditioning.
The all-new Ford Fiesta’s advanced steering technology automatically maintains safety and accuracy by compensating for normal service wear in the tyres and suspension.
Ford’s Electric Power Assist Steering (EPAS) system helps deliver improved fuel economy, great manoeuvrability and responsive handling as well as compensating automatically for the small suspension and tyre changes that are a normal part of service wear.
Fitted as standard across the Ford Fiesta range, EPAS incorporates “pull-drift compensation” which automatically makes the subtle steering corrections often required during a car’s normal life after tyre and suspension wear.
Impacts with pot-holes or kerb stones, or even differences in tyre pressure, can introduce small variations to the suspension geometry. Without EPAS to intervene, they would require slight steering correction by the driver.
Pull-drift compensation uses computer software to identify when this is happening, and applies imperceptible steering adjustment to eliminate the effect before the driver is even aware.
Professor Dr Pim van der Jagt, of Ford Vehicle Dynamics, said: “Research tells us that drivers can be irritated by minor pulling or drifting on their vehicle. This technology helps us to avoid this, while retaining all of the positive benefits offered by Ford’s EPAS system.”
The pull-drift compensation system is designed so that steering correction cannot exceed a pre-set level, ensuring that it will not mask defects requiring workshop attention.
EPAS on the new Ford Fiesta replaces the traditional hydraulic power-assisted system of previous models. The electric system has been fine-tuned for reduced effort while parking, but gives reassuringly firmer steering, with accurate and involving feedback, at higher speeds.
EPAS also delivers a reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by operating only when steering assistance is required to reduce power consumption.