New Gas-Sipping Car Not Available In U.S.

By: Meteorologist Lauren Raymer Email
By: Meteorologist Lauren Raymer Email

Ford Motor in Europe has designed the Fiesta ECOnetic car that gets an astonishing 65 miles to the gallon. However, Ford America does not plan to manufacturer or sell the car in the United States because it runs on diesel.

Ford America President, Mark Fields, says, "We know it's an awesome vehicle, but there are business reasons why we can't sell it in the U.S."

Only 3 percent of cars in the U.S. run on diesel, while nearly half the cars sold in Europe last year do run on diesel.

Ford fears that the Fiesta ECOnetic car would be too pricey to import and doesn't believe the company could charge enough to profit off of the gas-sipping car.

The 2009 Fiesta ECOnetic car goes on sale in Europe this November and will sell for between $12,000 and $18,000 U.S. dollars.


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  • by Mark Location: London, England on Sep 15, 2008 at 01:38 AM
    The Fiesta range in the UK is scheduled to cost between £8700 and £12000. This equates, at the current rate of exchange, to $15600 to $21500. This does not include extras. The car in the promotional video will cost around $28000. Cars in the US cost around half of what we pay in the UK. In terms of overall expense, you are way ahead of the game. Petrol (or gasoline!) costs $7.26 a gallon here. Have fun over there!
  • by JJ Location: Dallas on Sep 13, 2008 at 08:53 AM
    The new euro Fiesta and Focus are going to sell great when they come to America. Combined with the coming new Taurus, Ford's stock is going to skyrocket!! and how about the Kuga replacing the lame duck Escape. Better buy now.
  • by James Location: Salyersville on Sep 12, 2008 at 05:19 AM
    I don't like Ford vehicles anyway, they are made of tin foil and rubber bands! I'm a GM man and always have been! Go Chevy any day!
  • by poor man Location: danville on Sep 11, 2008 at 11:55 PM
    the buisness reasons they cant sell it is becuase the big oil company paid them off to not sell it here bottom line, they dont want 75 mpg cars in usa ever, they lose too much money.
  • by Don on Sep 11, 2008 at 02:39 PM
    Ford took jobs from americans.Dont buy their foriegn made cars.Just dont buy anything thats made in another country.Wait we would have to do without about everything we use

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