Ford is expanding its industry-leading range of fuel-efficient powertrains with the addition of an all-new 1.0-litre EcoBoost three-cylinder, developed in Europe – the smallest engine Ford has ever built.
Additionally Ford confirms that its next generation of hybrid vehicles, including the C-MAX in 2013, will have a Ford-designed, engineered and built transmission.
The arrival of the latest member of the EcoBoost family, and Ford's new hybrid transmission, will further strengthen the company's line-up of fuel-efficient vehicles. Introducing the powertrain newcomers, Derrick Kuzak, Ford's group vice president of Global Product Development, said: "In the last five years, we have made a record investment in new powertrains and fuel-saving technologies. Today we have the freshest powertrain line-up in the industry. And there is plenty more coming."
The new engine has already been confirmed for the new Ford B-MAX, which goes on sale in the UK during 2012, and is also destined for global applications on a number of the company's other small cars.