By 2015, Ford plans on having 95 percent of its North American lineup powered by its turbocharged EcoBoost lineup.
By the end of 2013, 90 percent of the lineup will have an EcoBoost power option. Ford’s own predictions put EcoBoost sales at 500,000 units this year, compared to 334,364 sold last year.
Ford is bringing production of its 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine from Spain to Cleveland, Ohio where the brand currently builds the 3.5-liter EcoBoost.
“An engine is expensive to ship. There’s more demand than we have the capacity for. It makes sense to make it here,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president for the Americas.
Right now, the 2.0-liter is offered in the Ford Explorer, Edge, Escape and Fusion, along with the Focus ST, Taurus and Lincoln MKZ. The 2.0-liter is also expected to be offered in the Lincoln MKC concept.
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The next-generation Ford Mustang is almost certainly going to adopt EcoBoost power as well, though whether it will be a four cylinder or a six cylinder is still unknown.
[Source: Automotive News]
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