Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine has been voted 2017 International Engine of the Year with the title of Best Engine Under 1.0-litre for the sixth year in a row. This compact and powerful three-cylinder petrol engine remains undefeated in its category since its launch in 2012.
The frugal three-cylinder 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine was named Best Engine Under 1.0-litre by a panel of 58 automotive journalists from 31 countries. First introduced to the Ford Focus in 2012, the innovative engine has continued to dominate its segment, faced with growing competition in a category popular with car buyers and important to carmakers. This year, the sub-1.0-litre award category featured 35 engines, nine more than in the 1.0-litre EcoBoost’s debut year. The 1.0-litre EcoBoost has until now won 10 International Engine of the Year awards.