Ford Motor Company has released an impressive three cylinder engine that packs a punch. The 1.0 liter alternative to 1.4 liter and 1.6 liter engines packs a punch and doesn’t take the fun out of driving. Not to mention it will save you a great sum of gas money.
While not classified as a hybrid vehicle, the turbocharged engine delivers fuel economy of 49 MPG with low CO2 emissions around 114g/km. The engine also offers 125 HP and 125 lb-ft of torque, not losing any power from the 1.6 liter option. Ford has featured their new green solution in the UK’s new Focus and it’s also expected to arrive in the US’s Fiesta.
It’s a risky decision in the U.S., where car size and power are important to consumers. This is also Ford’s first attempt to market a 3 cylinder engine in the company’s history. However, rising gas prices and lack of affordable electric cars will most likely drive heavy sales of gas sipping new vehicles.