Ford EcoSport is the latest baby from this American major’s line-up and the most interesting thing about this compact SUV is its 1.0 litre turbocharged 3 cylinder Ford Ecoboost engine. Ford has announced that the same engine is soon going to come with Ford Focus European model.
Mr Graham Hoare, Powertrain Director, Ford Motors Europe, said, “This 1.0-litre EcoBoost signals a new era of downsized, super frugal engines for the sub-130-horsepower segment. During development our UK engineers focused on improving thermal efficiency and reducing friction of the engine’s internal moving parts, especially during warm-up.”
The engine is available in two options, 100 BHP and 125 BHP. Both these are impressively fuel efficient and deliver 17.35 KMPL and 16.64 KMPL respectively.
image – Ford Ecoboost Engine 1.0 Litre
Not just for fuel efficiency the engine is also good for its 170 Nm to 200 Nm torque delivered in the range of 1400 and 4500 RPM. As mentioned above the engine will be fitted in the Focus and will replace its current 1.6 litre 4 cylinder unit. This will increase the price marginally as against the current price tag but since the engine is low on emissions, it will be entitled to a substantial price discount.
image – Ford Focus Sedan
I wish the company does the same with its Indian line-up too as it will account for lesser emissions and appreciable fuel economy.
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