Meet the New 2018 Ford Fiesta Lineup: 1.0L EcoBoost 3-Cyl Gets Cylinder Deactivation

2018 ford fiesta active
2018 Ford Fiesta Active

Meet the new 2018 Ford Fiesta lineup. Ford of Europe just released images and some information on the upcoming subcompact car. Ford gave the new Fiesta a completely redesigned front end with unique styling for each of the four new trim levels. The side profile remains largely the same, but the rear gets fresh fascia and tail lights. The four trim levels for the European market include Vignale, Titanium, ST, and Active.

There is still the signature Ford family grille outline, but the grille inserts and lower fascia are unique for each trim line. The same goes for the available wheel styles. Perhaps, the most noteworthy is the new Active model, which gives the Fiesta a crossover-ish feel. All-wheel-drive crossovers are all the rage these days, so it’s understandable why Ford is going in this direction. However, Ford already has a player in the sub-compact crossover segment – the EcoSport. Does the Fiesta Active styling remind you of a small hatchback from another manufacturer?

2018 Ford Fiesta lineup

Ford did not announce many technical specifications, but the Fiesta will be available in Europe with gasoline and diesel power. Here is the interesting detail: you have heard of V8 and V6 engines with cylinder deactivation. What about the 1.0L EcoBoost 3-cylinder in the new Fiesta? Yep, the tiniest of engines now offers cylinder deactivation. Ford did not provide further detail. If the the 3-cylinder disables cylinders, does it turn off one or two of them?

The 1.0L turbo makes 123 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque in the 2017 Fiesta, which is available in the United States now.

Here is another new sub-compact car from Ford that is coming to United States in about a year – the refreshed Ford EcoSport crossover.