Ford ditches the diesel version of the Fiesta

Ford ditches the diesel version of the Fiesta

October 15, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

American automaker ends production of Ford Fiesta with 1.5 TDCi diesel engine due to too low sales volume.

The Ford Fiesta, this year’s most popular Ford model in Europe after the Focus, is available with a variety of powertrains. The entry-level Trend model is offered with a 75 hp 1.1-liter engine. Higher in the lineup are the petrol versions 1.0 Ecoboost with 95 and 125 hp, as well as the 125 hp 1.0 Ecoboost as a mild hybrid. At the top of the rankings is the 200 hp Fiesta ST, as well as the 1.5 TDCi diesel variant with 85 hp. and 215 Nm. But now Ford is removing the diesel version from its European range.

Ford of Europe says it will phase out diesel due to a small share of Fiesta sales. Less than 2% of Fiesta sold in Europe had a four-cylinder 1.5 diesel engine under the hood. Its production was stopped in September. Diesel engines are also becoming less popular in the lower segment, Ford said.