Ford is predicting that more than half of its vehicles produced in Europe will be powered by EcoBoost engines by 2015.
The current range of EcoBoost engines includes the award-winning 1.0-litre as well as 1.6 and 2.0-litre displacements. The engines work by using turbocharging, direct fuel injection and variable valve timing on both the intake and exhaust to deliver the power of a larger engine but with much better fuel economy.
The 1.0-litre engine has proved particularly successful and is becoming a mainstay in the Ford, with every new car announced by Ford including some variant of the tiny petrol unit.
Talking about the 1.0-litre EcoBoost when announcing the new C-Max Roelant de Waard, vice president, Marketing, Sales and Service, Ford of Europe said "People love this engine – it puts a smile on your face when you drive and it’s amazingly fuel-efficient."
Since its launch this year the 1.0-litre Focus has received 7,500 orders, that's around 25 per cent of all orders for the family hatchback.