Malaysian Ford distributor Sime Darby Auto Connexxion has put up a teaser ad for the new Ford Fiesta EcoBoost on their website. The ad calls the Fiesta variant “The One” – a clever play on the 1.0 litre engine under the bonnet.
The little three-cylinder engine is turbocharged, producing 125 PS and 170 Nm of torque, compared to the normally aspirated 1.5 Ti-VCT engine’s 112 PS and 140 Nm. Most importantly, the full 170 Nm of torque kicks in from just 1,400 rpm and remains constant up to 4,500 rpm. There’s also an overboost function that can bring torque up to 200 Nm. This engine will be mated to a six-speed Powershift dual-dry clutch ‘box. Read our review of the Fiesta EcoBoost from Chiang Mai.
The Malaysian-spec Ford Fiesta EcoBoost will have auto air-con, auto headlamps and wipers, keyless entry and start, plus a Safety Pack which includes seven airbags. It will also come with the full bodykit that we’ve seen on the Malaysian-spec car being transported on a trailer (front/rear splitter, side skirts) as well as LED DRLs, integrated into the front splitter. Word is that colour choices will include True Red, Panther Black and Arctic White.
Another turbocharged Fiesta will come later – the Fiesta ST, which is set to join the heated B-segment hot hatch line-up in Malaysia that currently consists of the likes of the Polo GTI, the 208 GTi and the Clio RS 200 EDC. The Fiesta ST will have a 1.6 litre turbo four-cylinder engine that does 182 PS and 240 Nm of torque, mated to a manual gearbox only.
If you’re more interested in the currently available 1.5 Ti-VCT instead, Ford is currently running a RM568 a month instalment promo.