The Argentinian website Autoblog has published that Ford will produce its 1.0 EcoBoost engine in Brazil, what makes perfect sense. Hyundai is currently testing its 1.0 3-cylinder turbo engine in Brazil and Volkswagen has already put the 1.0 EA211 3-cylinder turbocharged flex engine for sale in the up! TSI. Anyone with such an engine should not waste time to start using it. Not only because it is very fuel efficient without being boring, but also because Brazil has lower taxes for cars with engines smaller or equal to 1,000 cm³.
The first car to receive this engine would be the Fiesta. It would be first imported from Europe and later produced in Brazil, a move that is strange, since the 1.0 Ti-VCT engine in which it is based is already produced in the South American country. If that is correct, it may be due to the fact that Ford wants to lose no time at all. With the political turmoil in which Brazil is with the imminent arrest of the former president Lula, and the possible impeachment of his successor, Dilma Roussef, laws tend to change. And Brazil is not known as the most stable country when it comes to law stability. Anyone willing to benefit from lower taxes for 1.o cars should move as fast as possible.