By Teddy Field
The 2013 models haven’t even hit the showrooms yet, and Ford wants to start talking about 2014’s already. It’s like putting up christmas decorations on the 5th of July. But whatever…
Big news for Ford’s smallest car is the addition of the…smallest EcoBoost engine ever made. With a displacement of just 1.0 liter, this turbocharged 3-cylinder is expected to make around 123-hp & 148 lb-ft of torque, while covering north of 40 miles on a single gallon of gas. Ford is calling the 2014 Ford Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost a “game changer”, and the little car is expected to achieve the best fuel economy of all non-hybrids on the American market.
In case you were wondering, the 1.0 EcoBoost uses direct injection, and an offset crankshaft with external balancers to reduce vibrations. The Ford Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost has been on sale for a year in Europe, and the new engine has won numerous awards, including the prestigious DeWar Trophy in England (the same trophy that Cadillac got for introducing interchangable parts and electric lights…100 years ago).
The 2014 Ford Fiesta will also get the new corperate (Aston Martin) face, along with a hot new ST performance version. Available only in hatchback guise, the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST gets a 197-hp version of the 1.6L EcoBoost powerplant, a brake-based torque vectoring differential, a special suspension, a 6-speed manual gearbox, and of course, an appropriatly loud Molten Orange paint color.
For now you can get a 2013 Ford Fiesta free price quote here.