As automakers struggle to find new ways to attract buyers with improved fuel economy while meeting increasingly strict government regulations, nothing is off the table. Nowhere is that more true than with the 2014 Fiesta.
While a modern car, with new tech features, a progressive design, and some advanced combustion tricks, Ford’s new small car also includes something decidedly retro: a 3-cylinder engine. And a tiny one at that.
It goes without saying that such an engine should be compact, though Ford has taken downsizing to extremes with a displacement of just 1.0-liter. Small enough to fit in a piece of carry-on luggage, if that mental picture isn’t clear enough, visualize half a six-pack of beer and you’re not far off.