Ford 3-cylinder EcoBoost still a “ways off” for the U.S.

Ford Start Concept

FoMoCo confirmed that the new 1.0L 3-cylinder EcoBoost that made its debut at the 2010 Beijing Motor Show in the Start Concept is headed for production. However, the automaker has not given a schedule as to when we might see it in vehicles.

According to a Ford source, the timetable for a U.S. version will likely have to wait for the proper vehicle.

“For North America, it is a ways off,” said the source. “It certainly has been talked about to come here, but there is not a vehicle for it yet.”

Once vehicle that is under consideration for the U.S. market that could use the 3-cylinder EcoBoost is the next-generation Ka, which is currently sold in Europe.

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– By: Kap Shah

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