Ford Fiesta To Ditch EcoBoost Three-Cylinder In U.S.

Not only will the United States not receive the latest-generation Ford Fiesta but it’s been confirmed that the automaker will also drop the EcoBoost three-cylinder of the existing Fiesta.

Cars Direct reports that Ford has decided to drop the 1.0-liter EcoBoost due to dwindling local customer demand but will continue to sell the current Fiesta through the 2018 model year.

The removal of the three-cylinder from the 2018 Fiesta range means the less fuel efficient 1.6-liter inline-four will be the only powertrain available to U.S. buyers. This four-cylinder isn’t only less powerful than the EcoBoost (120 hp vs 123 hp) but it is less fuel efficient, returning 27 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. By comparison, the EcoBoost is rated at 31 mpg city and 41 mpg highway.

While Ford will no longer offer the EcoBoost with the Fiesta in the U.S., it will remain available in the Focus SE Sedan.

On the back of falling Fiesta sales across America, there’s a good chance the removal of this engine option could be just the first move in Ford killing off the Fiesta altogether.

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  • Michael_66589

    Who was buying do small car with do small engine in US?

  • smartacus

    that was the only non-ST engine actually worth a damn in that car

  • nellydesign

    They killed that engine choice by only making it available on the lowest tier trim level. It’s a premium engine. It offers more power and fuel efficiency than the standard engine, so why did they hamstring it by making it only available to people spending the least amount of money on their car? Of course their not going to trade up to the Ecoboost! They don’t care. That’s why they are buying an S. If they had made that engine available on the SE and Titanium I guarantee it would have sold. Or even on an ST variant with a slightly more powerful tune and the same suspension setup from the ST. This was a marketing failure all the way.

  • eb110americana

    I had been looking at cheap second car to buy used while I work on my other car, and had been looking at Fiestas. Since they announced that the new model would not be coming here, prices have gone up $1-2K, making other options more inviting.

  • PhilMcGraw

    Well it will at least still be offered in the Focus and the new Ecosport if that interests anyone.

  • Paul Webster

    If I wanted a 1.0L 3 cylinder non-turbo engine….. I’d buy a Triumph motorcycle.

  • Benjamin B.

    So much for One Ford. 🙁

  • Aaron Bridges

    Im Suprised they didnt do away with the 1.6L and have the 1.0l as standard with a manual or auto.

  • DJ

    so i guess its SUV’s and pick ups for everyone. yay ‘merica

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