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More kit and less tax on new Fiesta

  • Electronic stability control (ESP) now comes as standard
  • Petrol Fiestas drop one BIK band thanks to lower emissions
  • On sale now, priced from £11,645

The Ford Fiesta, Britain's best-selling car, has received a number of equipment upgrades and lower emissions on certain engines.

All Fiesta models now come with Electronic Stability Program (ESP) control as standard to increase safety. It's designed to help prevent the car going into a skid if the driver performs an emergency manoeurve and was previously a £300 option.

Elsewhere, entry-level Studio models gain a stereo upgrade and heated door mirrors, while Titanium models now come with Bluetooth connection and a USB connection as standard. Previously, these were £200 options.

Under the bonnet, 1.6-litre diesel-engined models gain a 5bhp power upgrade to 95bhp, while from August the 1.4 diesel will increase from 68 to 70bhp.

In the petrol line up, the 1.25, 1.6 and 1.6 Ti-VCT engines all enjoy reduced CO2 emissions, with each model dropping by one benefit-in-kind tax band. Click here to check your company car tax.

Prices start from £11,645 and the revised models are on sale now.