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1.0-litre EcoBoost now powers one in five new Fords

Ford's 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine is Europe's best-selling turbocharged petrol engine for the first six months of the year, according to Ford figures.

From January through June 2014, Ford sold approximately 120,000 1.0-litre EcoBoost vehicles, compared with 104,000 during the first six months of 2013 - an increase of more than 15%.

For the first half of 2014, 1.0-litre EcoBoost models made up 47% of all B-MAX multi-activity vehicles sold, 33% of Focus sales, and 30% of Fiesta sales.

"Customers are clearly enjoying the benefits from a small engine that offers great fuel efficiency with no compromise to refinement or performance," said Barb Samardzich, chief operating officer, Ford of Europe.

"The range of models offering the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine will rise to 11 when the all-new Mondeo is launched in the coming months, and the new 140 PS version in the Fiesta Red Edition and Black Edition shows there is even more potential."

The 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine was in June again named then 2014 International Engine of the Year for its drivability, performance, economy, refinement and technology - fighting off competition from premium brands and supercars.

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  • Shaun de la Peyre - 12/08/2014 05:42

    I am now running 40 Eco boost Fiesta's in my fleet of 580 vehicles. I have recommended to the board that we do not buy anymore of these, as the fuel consumption figures have been disappointing. The fuel consumption figures experienced in the real world are around the same as the FORD Figo's 1.4's that we utilise. It is thus too pricey for negligible (if any) gains on fuel consumption.

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