July 10, 2014
Quinten Plummer

A 1.0-liter option, described as small enough to fit inside an airplane's overhead compartment, is available to car buyers seeking a fuel-efficient vehicle that doesn't sacrifice too much in the way of power.

It's the Ford 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine which is driving the 2014 Ford Fiesta and it's also planned to be available in the automaker's 2015 Ford Focus.

Ford's 999C, three-cylinder engine was named 2014's "International Engine of the Year" and 2014's "Best Engine under 1.0 liter" at Engine Expo 2014. The 1.0-Liter EcoBoost engine has earned both titles for three straight years, and individuals interested in the 2014 version of the automaker's sub-compact, the Ford Fiesta, may have understandably missed out on news that the engine was an option for the car.

Tech Time