This is too bad. I would still like to try one of these cars, but they've always been as rare as hens teeth, and they're about the get even more rare...
From The Truth About Cars...
(Meanwhile, U.S. Mirage sales are on track for their 4th consecutive yearly increase.)... the decision to axe the 1.0-liter was “based on customer demand.”
Ford never released specific sales results for the EcoBoost Fiesta, but early on the company was pleased when the engine accounted for roughly the same percentage of Fiesta output as the ST: roughly 4 to 8 percent. A particularly high percentage of the cars were sold in California.
... Based on the ratio Ford achieved early on in its tenure, that could be fewer than 2,000 Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoosts over the course of a calendar year.
One of the oddest things is that Ford never offered an automatic option. You could only get the Fiesta 1.0 with a manual, and that's pretty much a death sentence for any U.S. model.
The Focus 1.0 will still be available, though. (And you can get it with an auto.)
Source / full article: Mournful Glances: Carryover 2018 Ford Fiesta Loses the $995 Three-cylinder EcoBoost Engine Option