Ford Ready for $4 a Gallon Gas Says CEO Mulally

Ford Ready for $4 a Gallon Gas Says CEO Mulally

If gas hits $4.00 a gallon, which looks to happen soon, Ford is prepared with the right cars says CEO Alan Mulally.

The automaker has put into place a new global plan with strong offerings in the compact and sub-compact set, while also proliferating the use of fuel-efficient technologies (ranging from direct-injection, to turbocharging, to both) in its models.

Mulally admits that that plan was more for long-term success and that he didn’t see a spike in the price of fuel to occur so soon after the 2008 jump. Regardless, Ford is “positioned with the right product line now.”

Expect more from Ford in the fuel-economy race, with past comments from execs indicating that EcoBoost (turbocharging and direct-injection) will become the core powertrain for the Blue Oval in the future.

[Source: The Detroit News]

  • LeRoy Stuba

    I am a retireee and recently traded my 2007 Eddie Bauer Explorer due to rising gas prices and poor fuel economy, for a new 2011 Ford Edge Ltd. It is a very nice Vehicle and they have come a long way since I drove one in 2007. But I would really like to see the new Eco Boost utilized in the New Explorer and would like to know what the estimated MPG would be with the Package,if and when it becomes available in 2012????????

  • thomas kauffman

    whats new in the 2012 taurus. I would like this car to have more leg room. I think the fusion has more leg room than the 2011 taurus. thanks tom