Decidedly, the Ford has still amaze us. Just we did know his new Fusion, the Sport of its latest version Ford Explorer and the Ford C – Max Hybrid and Energi, this time, it took advantage of the Los Angeles Auto Show unveiled the new Transit Connect passenger van and the revised version of the Fiesta.
Even if the subcompact Ford Fiesta appeared for two years, its current version according to Paul Roy, Director of the marketing of the product at Ford of Canada, the oldest product of the manufacturer were not renewed.
The Ford Fiesta 2014 with a redesigned and revised Interior will arrive us first in the spring next to its current version with the engine it is already and in the performance ST version. This last will be powered by four-cylinder EcoBoost 1.6-litre of 197 horses and 215 li – ft of torque and all technical improvements that are needed, including suspension and a revised direction and a more athletic inside.
However, the most awaited version is one that will appeal to the all new 1.0-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost engine. This model is already marketed in Europe more waiting to be adapted to the North American needs. Then, we must wait until next fall before to buy it. And at this time, it will be available with the manual five-speed and, of course, front-wheel drive automatic is not excluded in the future, says Mr. Roy. Despite its small size (its cylinder block is housed in a small suitcase!), the small engine, which the turbocharger can turn up to 248000 rpm, has a power in America of 123 horses! In addition to the small car’s decent performance, this engine should allow a remarkably economical fuel consumption. The manufacturer aims to achieve an average greater than 40 miles to the US gallon, which would result in a figure of 5.8 litres per 100 km or better.
In order to convince several journalists at the days of press release of Los Angeles Auto Show 2012 of the effectiveness of the new engine room, Ford is dispatched about 20 European Fiesta driven by this type of engine. A Ballad of recognition on the winding roads of the Santa Monica Mountains and on the highways of the Californian metropolis was used to evaluate these cars. It’s no surprise that small cars have met the goal set by Ford. On the other hand, it were possible to appreciate the performance of the car and its quietness on Highway.
The Fiesta with 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine is available only in hatchback.