Ford has unofficially confirmed that a 1.0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder-engined Fiesta will eventually be available in the U.S. Automotive News (sub. req.) claims this line of deductive reasoning is what led to confirmation:
- Production of the 1.0-liter engine starts in Europe in the spring of 2012.
- The three-cylinder engine will be offered in the United States, Ford powertrain executive Greg Johnson said last week.
- Ford says it fits only in its three global small cars: The Ka, Figo and Fiesta.
- Ford will not sell the Ka or Figo in the United States. The Ka, made at Fiat's Tychy, Poland, plant, is too small; and the India-built Figo is a Fiesta derivative aimed at developing markets.