All Fiesta van models handle vastly better than you'd expect any LCV to be able to do. With this seventh generation model, things were improved in this regard by a 15% stiffening of the body and a widening of the front and rear tracks. The vehicle's light weight and low-set driving position also give a feeling of sportiness, plus there's plenty of feedback through the improved electric steering rack. Upgrade yourself from a standard Fiesta Van model to the Sport Van variant and you get lowered sports suspension, rear disc brakes and larger wheels that can be anything between 16 to 18-inches in size, depending on the spec of the van you choose.
Engine-wise, standard Fiesta Van models offered a choice of two 85PS units, a 1.1-litre Ti-VCT three cylinder petrol powerplant and a 1.5-litre TDCi four cylinder diesel. Go for the Sport Van variant and you get quite a lot more power. For petrol people, there's the brand's familiar little 1.0T EcoBoost three cylinder turbo unit, offered here in a 125PS state of tune. The alternative is the high-output 120PS version of the 1.5 TDCi diesel, which we've found to be one of the more refined units of its kind. With 16-inch wheels, it manages 67.3mpg on the combined cycle and 107g/km of CO2 (NEDC figures).