Ford has announced that it will launch the Fiesta 1.0L Ecoboost in Malaysia at the start of the second quarter. Seeing that Q2 2014 starts in April, the range-topping Fiesta should be just over a month or so away from launch.
The 125 PS/170 Nm Fiesta Ecoboost will be the range-topping facelifted Fiesta in Malaysia when it debuts, complementing the 1.5 Ti-VCT variant that was launched in September 2013. In the second half of this year, the Fiesta ST hot hatch, powered by a 182 PS/240 Nm 1.6 turbo, will take over the mantle as the top Fiesta in town. Both were previewed at KLIMS13.
Also confirmed to be coming in the second half of the year is the EcoSport compact SUV, but the first local Blue Oval launch of the year will be for the locally-assembled Transit van, which will debut next month. Read more about that one here.
New cars aside, Ford plans to further expand its dealership network to 50 locations and launch eight Quick Lane facilities by the end of 2014. Ford Quick Lane service centres are dedicated service operations equipped to handle routine vehicle maintenance and minor repairs, quickly.
So, that’s five new Nissans, five new Hondas, four new Fords and one major national car confirmed for 2014 so far, with plenty more fresh metal on the cards. Looks like it’s going to be a wheely fun year ahead!