Ford is no stranger to firsts. Ford was the first company to employ the assembly line in the auto-manufacturing process. Ford was the first company to sell its cars directly to consumers through the internet. This year, Ford has reached another historic achievement by becoming the first and only automaker to win the prestigious International Engine of the Year award for its 1.0-Litre EcoBoost —three years in a row!

This engineering marvel is the benchmark for engine downsizing and 3-cylinder development. What does this all mean for you, the driver? Stellar fuel economy and uncompromising performance that’s better for the environment. For perspective, the 1.0-Litre EcoBoost in a Fiesta delivers three times the power of the 1.0-Litre engine in the original 1976 Fiesta while nearly doubling the fuel economy.

The 1.0-Litre EcoBoost—the little engine that could—has earned its place in the history books. The 1.0L-EcoBoost is currently available on the Fiesta. We’re determined to go further: the proof is in the engine.