FoMoCo said that shipments of the 2011 Ford Fiesta to U.S. dealerships have been delayed by 10 days to 2 weeks and it’s mother nature’s fault. Shipments have been delayed due the damage caused to railroad lines by Hurricane Alex and Tropical Storm Bonnie, said Angie Kozleski, a Ford spokeswoman.
“We do ship a significant amount of vehicles via railroad, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t shipping at all,” said Kozleski. “We just have to reroute it and that takes time.”
Ford started producing the U.S.-spec Fiesta in early May at its plant in Cuautitlan, Mexico, near Mexico City.
Pictures of the storm damage are posted on Ford’s Fiesta page on Facebook.
Refresher: The 2011 Ford Fiesta is powered by a 1.6L DOHC 4-cylinder engine making 120-hp with a peak torque of 109 lb-ft. The EPA rated the 2011 Fiesta at 29/40 mpg (city/highway) when mated to a 6-speed PowerShift automatic transmission and 28/37 mpg when mated to a 5-speed manual. Pricing for the 2011 Ford Fiesta starts at $13,320.
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– By: Stephen Calogera