Ford Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost hits the China car market
Published on February 18, 2014 by W.E. Ning
The Ford Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost has been launched on the China car market, priced at 122.900 yuan. The 1.0 Ecoboost is only available in the high-end S version and has been positioned on top of the Fiesta range in China. The 1.0 liter 3-cylinder has an output of 126hp and 170nm, and is mated to a 6-speed DCT.
The Ford Fiesta is manufactured in China by the Changan-Ford joint venture. The rest of the range is priced from 63.900 yuan to 119.100 yuan and powered by a 1.5 liter four-cylinder with 115hp and 140nm, mated to a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed DCT.
Interestingly, official Chinese fuel consumption numbers say the 1.0 is more thirsty (6.81 L/100 km) than the 1.5 (5.9 L/100 km). This makes the 1.0 Ecoboost a bit of a hard sell; it is more expensive, only marginally more powerful, and won’t earn the extra money back at the pump. This is likely why the 1.0 comes only in S-spec, with Ford focusing on sporty and not on fuel.