|Peugeot 5008 SUV|
For the fourth year in a row Peugeot’s Turbo PureTech petrol engine was awarded International Engine of the Year for the 1.0 to 1.4 category at the international Engine of the Year awards, writes Trish Whelan.
It powers models across the Peugeot range including the 3008 SUV, Irish Car of the Year 2018, and the new 5008 7-seat SUV. Groupe PSA has filed 210 patents for the ground-breaking engine praised for its excellent performance, fuel consumption and efficiency.
The award comes at a time when the brand has seen the popularity of its petrol engines increase in Ireland by 61 per cent, year-to-date.
The latest-generation PureTech petrol engine was launched on the new Peugeot 308 in 2017 and delivers a 4 per cent improvement in fuel consumption on average compared with the previous generation; improved engine response time thanks to an optimised turbocharger; a 75 per cent reduction in particulate emissions meeting the Real Driving Emissions conformity factor of 1.5 set by EU regulations for 2020 - a full three years in advance.