• bengt avatar Bengt Posted: 6/3/2011 6:51pm PDT

    @kinder, I suspect that 1.0-liter in the Brazilian Fiesta was installed under agreement with another automaker. Ford has said this is the smallest one they've made.
    and @Bill, We continue to hear from automakers (Ford included) that diesel engines cost more -- especially in small cars -- and there's not enough demand (or a high enough price tag) to justify them. But somehow, VW can do it.

  • kinder Posted: 6/3/2011 6:20am PDT

    Ford offered a 1.0 liter supercharged engine in the Brazilian Fiesta in 2002.

  • Dennis Posted: 6/3/2011 12:39pm PDT

    can't wait!!!! I want a KA FORD with a One L. TURBO good IDEA... DO IT... I want to replace my ford festiva 1990.

  • fb_100000641225953 avatar Bill Posted: 6/3/2011 3:36pm PDT

    Ford continues their adversion to diesel engines. They are leaving additional fuel mileage on the table by doing so.

  • io Posted: 6/3/2011 4:18pm PDT

    KA is the size of Fiat 500; a little bit too small for North America

  • bengt avatar Bengt Posted: 6/3/2011 6:55pm PDT

    @io, It looks like, for the time being, Americans are ready to embrace city cars. The Fiat 500 is here; the Toyota/Scion iQ is coming; and although Ford hasn't confirmed any plans, the Ka would be a nice model to sell next to Focus and Fiesta lines -- especially if gas prices rise again.