The new Ford Fiesta, which last year was presented, is one of the most modern cars in its segment and many car enthusiasts may be happy with its features and excellent drivability. But for the true fans, those who their flesh, at the keurslager, Ford top model: the Fiesta Vignale
The name Vignale at autokenners soon the heart beat faster. The company was founded in 1948 by Alfredo Vignale as a bodybuilder and made actual automobile works of art, such as the Ferrari 212 Vignale coupe. Later, the company added, together with Carrozzeria Ghia, and then in 1973 both brands by Ford bought were. Ghia continued to be used as a name, Vignale disappeared, until Ford in 2013 announced that the old name from the cabinet to get and use a luxury sub-brand.
Since then, we have the pleasure had different Vignales to be testing, such as the Ford Mondeo Vignale and S-MAX Vignale, both cars that are indeed a class apart when it comes to luxury and style. And now Ford for the first time also a Vignale version of their little Fiesta.
The Fiesta Vignale is instantly recognizable by a number of unique exterior features. He has a separate front and rear bumpers and a Vignale grille, small adjustments the car still start and especially fancier appearance compared to the standard Fiesta. But the real Vignale atmosphere brand you inside. Special leather seats with unique stitching and shape to embrace you as if you were home in your favorite chair neervlijt, overlooking a vinyl lined and beautifully stitched dashboard.
Clear partly digital counters and a huge screen in the middle of the dashboard will supply you with all the information, entertainment and communication tools that you need. The operation of this Ford SYNC system works as one of the best: intuitive, clear and bright. Also not to be sneezed at is the B&O sound system, a great sound in this small car.
The Fiesta Property is always delivered with the 1.0 EcoBoost petrol engine, 100 hp and 170 Nm provide. You can choose to switch, but in a luxury car like this, you choose, of course, the comfortable six-speed automatic transmission, which is also in our testauto sat.
The combination of the three-cylinder and the automatic transmission is fine. You will certainly not the paving stones from the road, but by an early high torque and the clever gearbox, you can drive in comfort all the traffic. And enough reserve to quickly catch up.
As Ford used to, is the road holding is excellent and offers a middle ground between sportiness and luxury. Bends take you certainly, where the wheel well pass on what is going on with the front tires happens but also the necessary peace and quiet.
Our Fiesta was equipped with plenty of luxury options, including the sound-damping windscreen, which ensures that the car really is quiet. The combination of that silence, the very adult handling, and the quiet feel do you think you are in a much larger car.
During his introduction, the new Fiesta is renowned for its high-tech capabilities, and that is absolutely right. Although not all standard, had our Property a army of modern electronics that the drive more comfortable and safer.
Adaptive cruise control, Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keeping Aid ensure that you are on the highway itself, and no need to do so, the speed is adjusted to your predecessor and the vehicle itself remains between the lines. The optional Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) alerts you to cars in your blind spot and watch for cars behind it to drive in reverse and a parking space drive.
The new Ford Fiesta is already a wonderful car. Great engines and transmissions, excellent handling and features all the high tech that is now available is a modern and very nice car. And if you then also have the Vignale version of take, with all its luxury, peace and exclusivity, then you are actually in a small limo. For the driven model, was not equipped of all the options, you pay 28.065,- euro, not low, but certainly not an unreal price for all the goodies that you get for it.
Ford Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost Vignale
Engine: 999 cc three-cylinder petrol with turbo
Power: 100 hp at 6.500 rpm
Torque: 170 Nm at 4.000 rpm
Transmission: 6 f., automatic transmission
Drivetrain: front wheel
Top speed: 180 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 12,2 seconds
Weight for road tax: overdue 1,106 pounds
An average of specified fuel consumption: 5.2 l/100 km
CO2 emissions: 118 g/km
Energy Rating: D
Base price (kerb): 16.465,- euro
Price testauto (kerb): 28.065,- euro