Ford Aims to Show There’s a Replacement for Displacement

by Joseph B. White
Driver’s Seat Blog
The Wall Street Journal
November 27, 2012

LOS ANGELES ‚Äî The tiny, 1.0 liter, three cylinder engine Ford Motor Co. will offer in the U.S. for the first time next year will challenge the auto industry cliche that there’s no “replacement for displacement,” but only for drivers who know how to work a clutch.

Ford is using this week’s Los Angeles Auto Show to unveil its revamped, 2014 Fiesta subcompact, including a model equipped with a 1.0 liter, turbo-charged “EcoBoost” engine that Ford claims will make that version of the Fiesta the most fuel efficient, non-hybrid subcompact sold in the U.S.

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