Why this tiny Ford engine is a very big deal in the automotive world

globe_and_mail_logoby Jeremy Cato, Globe and Mail — June 12, 2013

Canadians who want to drive the car with the best engine in the world won’t need to twiddle their thumbs much longer – fall at the latest. Sorry for the wait. At least you’ll be able to afford it.

The price tag fits Canadian budgets for a simple reason: the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine captivating gearheads worldwide will first be sold here in the Ford Fiesta subcompact. Price: much less than $20,000.

Futurists keep telling us that small is the new big and Ford’s ultra-fuel efficient engine is proof. It was just named the International Engine of The Year for the second straight year.

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