In conjunction with low friction component coatings, improved air and fuel flow and optimised combustion, this allows engines to offer more power, better fuel consumption and significantly lower CO₂ emissions.
The 1.0-litre and 1.2-litre naturally aspirated versions have been manufactured since 2012 at the French Trémery plant. The 1.2-litre turbo versions have been split since 2014 between the Française de Mécanique plant and the Xiangyang plant in China, which have respective annual production capacities of 320,000 and 200,000 units.
The PSA group received an International Engine of the Year award in June 2015 for its 3-cylinder Turbo PureTech engine (110 & 130 versions). The engine was named best in the 1.0-litre to 1.4-litre category.
About the International Engine of the Year Award
Organised by Engine Technology International magazine, the International Engine of the Year Award is one of the automotive industry's most sought-after accolades. It is decided by an international panel of 84 renowned motoring journalists from 34 countries, based on their impressions of driving the latest model cars. These tests enable them to rank the powerplants offering the best driveability, performance and fuel economy, as well as the successful application of advanced engine technology.