Ford bags award

KATHMANDU: Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine has been voted 2017 International Engine of the Year ‘Best Engine Under 1.0-litre’ for the sixth year in a row — meaning the compact and powerful three-cylinder petrol engine remains undefeated in its category since its launch in 2012.

Judges praised the engine’s combination of performance, fuel-efficiency and technology, as per a media release. The 1.0-litre EcoBoost has now won 10 International Engine of the Year awards, including overall winner a record three times, and ‘Best Newcomer’.

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. The 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine featuring cylinder deactivation technology will from 2018 deliver reduced running costs for customers by automatically stopping one of the engine’s cylinders when full capacity is not needed, such as when coasting or cruising with light demand on the engine.