It may have just landed on our shores, but Ford’s small 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine is Europe’s best-selling turbocharged gasoline engine for the first six months of 2014.

This statement is based according to Ford’s own figures.

Ford explained this year, one in every five vehicles Ford sold in Europe was equipped with a 1.0-liter EcoBoost.

EcoBoost Engine Started Series Production in Cologne

Ford of Europe declared between January and June 2014, it sold approximately 120,000 1.0-liter EcoBoost vehicles, compared with 104,000 during the first six months of 2013. This represents an increase of more than 15 percent. For the first half of 2014, 1.0-liter EcoBoost models made up 47 percent of all B-MAX multi-activity vehicles sold, 33 percent of Focus sales, and 30 percent of Fiesta sales.

To understand the scope of these numbers, it is important to realize Ford’s 20 European main markets are Austria, Belgium, Britain, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

“Customers are clearly enjoying the benefits from a small engine that offers great fuel efficiency with no compromise to refinement or performance,” said Barb Samardzich, chief operating officer, Ford of Europe. “The range of models offering the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine will rise to 11 when the all-new Mondeo is launched in the coming months, and the new 140 PS version in the Fiesta Red Edition and Black Edition shows there is even more potential.”