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Ford announced today that it will launch three more EcoBoost engines by the end of 2010. The company remains on track to equip as much as 90 percent of its North American nameplates with EcoBoost, which would deliver worldwide sales of about 1.5 million units by the year 2013. By 2014, nearly 20 percent of Ford’s global vehicle nameplates will be available with a fuel-saving stop/start system.
The next three EcoBoost engines are:
*1.6-liter four-cylinder that will be offered in the European C-Max people mover. The 1.6-liter EcoBoost will deliver quick acceleration and class-leading fuel economy.
*2.0-liter four-cylinder for the next-generation Ford Explorer SUV and Edge CUV. This new engine will deliver better fuel economy and V-6 performance.
*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.
Ford plans to have the EcoBoost engine in 80 percents of its North American cars and 20 pecent in its global cars.
“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.
The EcoBoost is currently available in the Ford Flex and Taurus and Lincoln MKS and MKT.