Ford Motor Company has scheduled three more EcoBoost engines to be launched by the end of the year. By 2013 Ford expects to be producing approximately 1.5 million EcoBoost engines globally, about 200,000 more than originally expected.
“We are focused on sustainable technology solutions that can be used, not for hundreds or thousands of cars, but for millions of cars, because that’s how Ford will truly make a difference,” said Barb Samardzich, Ford’s vice president of powertrain engineering.
She is expected to provide more details of EcoBoost production plans at the Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress in Detroit on Tuesday.
The next three EcoBoost engines include:
1.6-liter four-cylinder that will be offered in the European C-Max people mover
2.0-liter four-cylinder for the next-generation Ford Explorer SUV and Edge CUV
3.5-liter V-6 for the F-150. Ford engineers have upgraded the 3.5-liter V-6 for rear-wheel-drive applications. The EcoBoost F-150 is expected to deliver best-in-class fuel economy along with the power and towing capability of a V-8.
The three new engines will increase the number of global nameplates available with EcoBoost to 11. EcoBoost is available now in the Ford Flex and Taurus and Lincoln MKS and MKT.