The new Fiesta introduces driving technologies designed to increase comfort, confidence and convenience for drivers and passengers in scenarios from city driving to highway cruising.
Standard LED headlights incorporate LED low-beam, high-beam and daytime running lights for superior visibility. The high-series Matrix LED headlights can also adapt their beams according to the driving scenario. 1 Manoeuvring Light and Bad-Weather Light functions 1 are triggered when the vehicle sensors detect a low-speed manoeuvring attempt or the activation of windscreen wipers, and automatically adjust the beam pattern to help the driver see more clearly. Glare-Free High Beam uses a front-mounted camera to detect oncoming traffic and create a “glare-free spot” within the beam pattern by blocking those rays that would otherwise shine in the eyes of other road-users. The technology enables increased use of high beam to maximise night-time driving visibility while helping to reduce the risk of dazzling other drivers.
A 12.3-inch, fully-configurable TFT digital instrument cluster is introduced to new Fiesta giving drivers the ability to personalise and prioritise information displays including navigation notifications. The cluster features uniquely-themed displays to correspond with selected Drive Modes, and a separate area for high-priority information such as driver assistance technologies.
New Fiesta adds Wrong Way Alert 1 to a suite of advanced driver assistance technologies. The system uses a windscreen-mounted camera in combination with information from the car’s navigation system to provide drivers with an audible and visual warning should they drive through two “No Entry” signs on a motorway ramp.
Further sophisticated technologies available include Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go and Speed Sign Recognition, 1 designed to help maintain a comfortable driving distance from the vehicle ahead. The system can automatically bring Fiesta to a complete halt and automatically pull away again in stop-start traffic, in vehicles equipped with the Powershift transmission.
Also helping drivers negotiate cities with ease, Active Park Assist 1 can detect suitably-sized parking spaces and can control the steering to park hands-free nose-to-tail and side-by-side with other cars, while the driver controls acceleration and braking and gear selection.
Technologies designed to prevent or mitigate the effect of collisions with other road users include Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross Traffic Alert and Active Braking, 1 Lane-Keeping Aid 1 and Pre-Collision Assist with Active Braking. 1
Advanced connectivity features also help new Fiesta customers enjoy stress-free ownership experiences. Standard FordPass Connect modem technology 3 allows a selection of convenient features to be controlled remotely using the FordPass app. 4 Customers can operate Door Lock/Unlock, Remote Start 5 for Fiesta models with seven-speed automatic transmission, Vehicle Locator, and Vehicle Status for checking fuel level, alarm status, tyre pressures, oil life and more.
New Fiesta’s connectivity also provides Live Traffic updates for the available navigation system and enables Local Hazard Information, 1 which can inform drivers of a hazardous situation on the road ahead even if the incident is not visible due to a bend in the road or other vehicles.
The available SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system 6 allows drivers to control audio, navigation and connected smartphones using simple voice commands. The system delivers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto™ compatibility and is supported by an 8-inch central touchscreen with pinch and swipe functionality, as well as the ability to display a 180‑degree image from the available rear-view camera.
New Fiesta models equipped with SYNC 3 also now feature Rear Occupant Alert, designed to help drivers avoid leaving children or pets in their vehicle by reminding them to check the back seats when the rear doors have been opened at the start of a journey.
Further available premium features include a wireless charging pad for smartphones and a B&O Sound System with 10-speakers, an integrated subwoofer and a 575-watt Digital Signal Processing Amplifier to deliver selectable Surround Sound. 7