Brian Joss –
Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has extended the Fiesta range with the fitment of the award-winning 1 litre EcoBoost engine across a wider range of models, and the addition of another two 1 litre EcoBoost models equipped with the advanced PowerShift automatic transmission.
“We have extended 1litre EcoBoost engine to more models,” says Tracey Delate, Ford’s general marketing manager.
“The advanced PowerShift automatic transmission is now available across all three specification grades, ensuring that we’re able to satisfy the growing demand for compact automatic models.
“At the same time, we have revised the pricing of the Fiesta 1 litre EcoBoost models to make it more attractive,” she said.
The 1 litre EcoBoost won International Engine of the Year for the past three years in a row (2012 to 2014.
It is now also available in the new Fiesta 1litre EcoBoost PowerShift Ambiente, an entry-level model with a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. for seamless power delivery and rapid shifts.
Later this year the 1litre EcoBoost Ambiente with manual transmission will be added to the line-up to complete the Fiesta 1litre EcoBoost range.
The Fiesta 1 litre EcoBoost Titanium is also now available with the PowerShift transmission, thus providing the option of manual or automatic derivatives across the entire range in Ambiente, Trend and Titanium versions.
All models are sold with a four-year/120 000km comprehensive warranty, four-year/60 000km service plan, three-year/unlimited km roadside assistance and five-year/unlimited km corrosion warranty.
Service intervals are every 20 000km on the EcoBoost petrol engines, and 15 000km for the TDCi derivatives.