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2013-11-19 11:47

NOW WITH POWERSHIFT AUTO: SA fans of the Fiesta can now purchase the 1.0 EcoBoost with a six speed auto. Image: FORD SA

Ford’s local Fiesta range will be bolstered with a PowerShift automatic transmission in combination with the company's acclaimed 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine.

The 74kW 1.0 EcoBoost will be paired with a six speed dual-clutch auto delivering 4.9 litres/100km and CO2 emissions of 114g/km.


Ford South Africa marketing manager Gavin Golightly said: “The first combination of our award-winning EcoBoost 1.0-litre engine with PowerShift dual-clutch automatic transmission is a major step forward in this segment and will appeal to many new customers – especially those looking for the latest cutting edge technology.

“The Fiesta is an important model in the Ford line-up. The 1.0-litre EcoBoost is one of the most advanced engines Ford has ever produced and makes use of a multitude of innovative techniques, while the dual-clutch design combines the efficiency, optimised gear ratios and driving enjoyment of a manual gearbox with the smoothness and ease-of-use of a conventional automatic. It’s the best of both worlds.”

Ford Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost Trend PowerShift - R230 800.00  

All Ford Fiesta models are sold with a four-year or 120 000km warranty, five-year corrosion warranty and five-year or 90 000km service plan. A Ford Protect roadside assistance plan is in place for three-years/unlimited km and service intervals are scheduled at 20 000km.

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