Manufactured by Ford since as far back as 1976, the Fiesta has to be one of the most successful car models of any era and anywhere in the world. It has remained one of their most sought after models ever since it went into production and the trend shows no sign of stopping for now, at least. Developed by Ford as a supermini that would compete with European made small cars, it has gone all around the globe with production in South America, Asia and South Africa. It remains a popular road car under its current design makeover, but has had some success as a rally car over the years, too.
Ford promotes the Fiesta as one of the most fuel friendly cars that they produce. The model is fitted with an award-winning EcoBoost petrol engine that is designed to provide good levels of power to the wheels whilst offering fuel efficiency rates of anything up to 65 miles per gallon. There are two diesel engine options for the Fiesta in the UK. The economical 1.5 TDCi diesel engine produces has fuel consumption at an extremely low 76.4 miles per gallon and a carbon emission rating that is only 98 grams per kilometre driven. The slightly larger 1.6 diesel version is the leader in its class in terms of fuel economy with 85.6 miles per gallon being achievable on the open road. Carbon emissions are only 87g grams per kilometre with this engine size being used to power a Fiesta.