A long time ago (actually maybe 4 years ago?) I went on a test driving binge. I calculated my budget and went to a lot of showrooms to look at car models that I liked.
This one was one of them.
The Ford Fiesta.
I think at the time, the Ford Fiesta was marketed towards girls? I am a sucker for marketing wtf. But in my defense I thought the Fiesta was adorable. I don’t know much about cars but I know the colors it came in was nice WTF. Also liked the streamlined shape of it, and the fact that it was small.
(Small cars harder to bang. As Fatty likes to say, I bang his SUV now once every quarter.)
It was relatively small, but spacious inside! Good for putting baby seat(s) hehehe. It was a good drive too. I remember Fatty saying he liked it as well.
But in the end I ended up getting no car…. because broke. FML.
Our SUV is actually giving us a lot of trouble, so much so that we’re thinking of selling it and buying a van WTF auntie max.
But on the other hand, I’d never be able to drive a van and I’d like a small-ish car I can handle on my own (with Fighter. And Bump).
Anyway I got news recently that there the new Ford Fiesta 1.0L EcoBoost has a big improvement on its engine. It delivers performance of 125ps and 170Nm, so it’s powerful with best in class fuel efficiency.
According to Ford, the new Fiesta 1.0L Ecoboost comes with a 1.0 litre 3 cylinder turbo charged engine which is crazy small! I test drove a 1 litre engine car and it was really quite powerless. :X But the good people at Ford have said this will not affect its driving experience.
In fact, the new Ford Fiesta 1.0L Ecoboost is the first vehicle in ASEAN to be equipped with the patented 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine, which was named International Engine of the Year for three consecutive years (2012, 2013 & 2014).
Here’s how it works.
For the mechanically dumb like me, it means that while the engine is small enough to fit into the overhead compartment of an airplane and the base fits that of an A4 paper, it’s powerful enough to compete with a 1.6 litre engine car.
In ASEAN, the 1.0-litre EcoBoost in the Ford Fiesta is joined with the advanced six-speed Ford PowerShift automatic transmission, resulting in fuel economy of 5.3L/100km and carbon dioxide emissions of just 121 g/km2.
Better fuel economy means smaller petrol expenses. Lower CO2 emissions = a more green car! Improved engine performance = a cooler car for less.
Another cool feature is the keyless entry and push button to start the car! I’ve never driven a car like this hahaha *jakun. But it’s obviously damn convenient to not have to search the depths of my bag for my car key, especially when arms are full with Fighter and his diaper bag and stroller.
And then there’s the Hill Launch Assist function which basically means that if you’re braked on an incline and wanna get rolling, the Hill Launch Assist will help you not to roll backwards before you can step on the gas. Lol. Our car rolls backwards a bit which always makes me panicky and press the gas harder than I need to. -_-
Anyway. Hello! I will be going for a Ford Fiesta test drive on December 21, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm. Who’s with me?
No seriously. There are spots for six (6) readers to join me on the test drive. Let’s make a party out of it yo. Hahaha.
Luckily I got my license renewed in time WTF. Come! It’ll be fun to take pictures and pretend we’re on a road trip wtf. Just sign up for the test drive here and I will see you there!
Date: 21 December 2014
Time: 9.30 a.m.
Location: Sime Darby Auto Connexion Sdn Bhd (PJ Federal Highway)
Lot 5, Jalan 205, 46050, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.