Our mighty little 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine has done it again – winning the “Best Engine Under 1-0-litre” category at the 2016 International Engine of the Year awards.
Despite increasing competition for the prize, the 65 judges from across 31 countries picked the 1.0-litre EcoBoost as their winner for the fifth year in a row. Previously, it won the overall title an unprecedented three years in a row, and was also best newcomer.
“The 1.0-litre EcoBoost was a game-changer, and despite others following our lead, it remains the undisputed benchmark in its class five years on,” said Joe Bakaj, vice president, Product Development, Ford of Europe.
Fiesta, EcoSport, B-MAX, Focus, C-MAX, Grand C MAX, Tourneo and Transit Connect, Tourneo and Transit Courier, and Mondeo are now available in Europe with the 1.0-litre unit.
“That it’s won the overall award three times and keeps getting the jurors’ votes now highlights just how special Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost is,” said Dean Slavnich, co-chairman of the 18th International Engine of the Year awards that were held in Stuttgart, Germany, and editor-in-chief of Engine Technology International magazine.