Ford is betting big on their newest range of EcoBoost engines all over the world. In India, we will get the first taste of this technologically advanced motor on the eagerly awaited EcoSport which is scheduled for a launch this month.
Like last year, Ford’s 1.0L EcoBoost engine has won the ‘Engine of the Year’ Award by the Engine Technology International Magazine. This is the second time in a row when Ford’s baby motor has done the job for them so much so that it scored highest points in the last 15 years of awards history.
Alongwith, it also won the ‘Best Engine Under 1.0L’ category. These awards were adjudged by 87 automotive journalists from 35 countries across the globe on parameters like drivability, economy, performance, refinement and successful application of advanced engine technology. This 1.0L EcoBoost engine is also Ford highest Power per liter engine in the world (More Details)
Ford’s 1.0L EcoBoost engine was designed at Ford’s research and development centers in Aachen and Markenich, Germany and Dunton UK and is built in Cologne & Craiova in Romania. Internationally, this engine powers cars such as Fiesta & B-MAX in the small car category, compact cars like Focus, C-MAX and Grand C-MAX. And Ford has plans to offer the same in the upcoming Ford Mondeo as well as some commercial vehicles.
As we said, India will get this engine on the EcoSport which we have already test driven for close to 150kms in Goa. We loved the car nut to nut. The drivability was fantastic and apart from the very minor lag under 1400 rpm, it has a linear power delivery all through the range. Though, it is not exactly an enthusiasts delight, it does its job with aplomb on both cities and highway drives.
Add the 18.9kmpl ARAI certified mileage to the list and what you get is a fabulous package. In India, EcoBoost loaded EcoSport will only be offered in the top two Titanium and Titanium+ trims. One of our sources have told us that EcoSport might start at Rs 5.95 Lakhs and Ford’s officials have also repeatedly said that EcoSport will be ‘very affordable’.
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