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Ford has announced that the new Fiesta Van will enter the European market in January next year. It’s definitely not the first – Fiesta vans have been around for a bit, and this one is a continuation of the type, except that it’s underpinned by the facelifted Fiesta in its three-door form.

Features include 1.0 cubic metre of load space as well as a gross payload capability of 485-508 kg, making the vehicle perfect as a mobile workshop for ferrying light duty tools and equipment.

Engine choices for the Fiesta Van are a 75 PS 1.5 litre Duratorq TDCi diesel and 82 PS 1.25 litre Duratec petrol units, as well as an ECOnetic Van version wearing a 95 PS 1.6 litre Duratorq TDCi diesel with standard Auto-Start-Stop, along with lowered suspension, aerodynamic rear under-tray and wheel trims, and low rolling resistance tyres.

Just because it’s a van it doesn’t mean that mod cons aren’t there – Active City Stop, alongside Hill Launch Assist, Easy Fuel and Rear View Camera are to be found, and there’s even some bling available, in the form of optional 17-inch alloy wheels.