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Ford picks up hat-trick of ACFO Awards

Ford picks up hat-trick of ACFO Awards

Ford performed admirably at the ACFO Awards, picking up a hat-trick of prestigious accolades at the event.

As a manufacturer Ford was recognised in the Environmental Initiative of the Year thanks to its 1.0-litre, three-cylinder EcoBoost petrol engine.

This is the latest in a long line of accolades for the Ford engine, after it was named 2012 and 2013 International Engine of the Year.

It is designed and developed at Ford's Dunton Technical Centre is Essex, and is now present in around 40 per cent of Fiesta, Focus, B-MAX, C-MAX and Grand C-MAX sales in the UK.

The engine is also available in the new Transit Connect van and new Tourneo Connect models, providing refined performance with fuel efficiency.

Ford's Transit Connect was also recognised at the ACFO Awards, claiming the top spot in the Small Van of the Year category.

The Ford Transit picked up the Large Van of the Year accolade and the manufacturer went on to claim runner-up spots in the Green Vehicle of the Year and Fleet Safety Initiative if the Year categories.

Phil Hollins, Ford of Britain fleet director, said: "Ford's hat-trick at the ACFO awards is a sensational result! The category wins for both Transit and Transit Connect models and the Environmental Initiative of the Year accolade for the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine are testament to the development work our highly-skilled UK engineers continue to deliver."