Ford Ecoboost 1.5L Engine Bags ‘Petrol Engine of the Year’ Award at VOTY 2017

Petaling Jaya, 15 May 2017 - Ford’s Ecoboost 1.5L engine won the ‘Petrol Engine of The Year’ award at the recent Vehicle of the Year Awards (VOTY) 2017.

Fuel efficient. Drivability. Performance. Efficiency. An engine that crossed the line between good power delivery and good fuel consumption whilst being low in its cubic capacity for a low yearly road tax fee, was the winning combination that judges hailed, in the 1.5L EcoBoost engine.

The four-cylinder 1.5L EcoBoost - the fifth member of the EcoBoost family, is a key contributor to Ford’s aggressive fuel economy and emissions strategy. EcoBoost technologies enable improvements to both fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions of up to 20 per cent.

The 1.5L engine benefits from signature EcoBoost turbocharging, direct fuel injection and variable valve timing and has been designed to be even more fuel-efficient and offer high levels of engine refinement, quietness and performance. The new aluminium-block, twin-cam 1.5L EcoBoost engine will feature some of the innovative features introduced in the award-winning 1.0L EcoBoost, including an integrated exhaust manifold.

The 1.5L EcoBoost engine is the first engine from Ford to incorporate a computer-controlled clutch on the belt-drive water pump, which further improves efficiencies by reducing warm-up time. A water-cooled charge air cooler is added to offer a more efficient feed of air into the engine. “Ford EcoBoost technology has changed the way people look at petrol engines and has enjoyed huge success with customers. We are honoured and proud to receive this award and acknowledgement,” said Syed Ahmad Muzri Bin Syed Faiz, Managing Director, Sime Darby Auto Connexion.

“We were looking for a fuel efficient petrol engine that delivers power with buttery smoothness and still gave the driver the necessary power needed for daily driving,” said the judges of VOTY 2017. “The Ford’s 1.5L EcoBoost engine fits the bill perfectly.” VOTY judges also said that Ford is definitely onto something big with its EcoBoost engine technology. Drivers can count on truly impressive on-road power combined with world-class fuel economy. If you’re shopping for a Ford, it’s a likely bet that your model of choice comes with an EcoBoost option. And making that choice pays off in the long run. VOTY 2017, hosted by Malaysian motoring website and Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad, along with co-sponsors Bosch Malaysia and Starbucks Malaysia on 12 May, is the first local automotive awards ceremony that pays homage to both groundbreaking products as well as the hard working Malaysians that bring them to our shores.

About Sime Darby Auto Connexion Sdn Bhd
Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sime Darby Motors Division. In operations since April 2008 following a restructuring of Sime Darby’s motor business, SDAC has been the sole distributor for Ford in Malaysia and currently manages the brand exclusively in the various parts of the value chain such as importation, distribution and retail.

Sime Darby Auto Connexion Sdn Bhd
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Phone: 03-7660 0400 ext 514

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