Fuel sav­ing boosts man­u­fac­ture

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Ford Mo­tor Com­pany cel­e­brated a man­u­fac­tur­ing mile­stone for its fuel-sav­ing EcoBoost en­gines: Two mil­lion have been pro­duced glob­ally since Ford launched EcoBoost in 2009.

Grow­ing cus­tomer de­mand for EcoBoost-pow­ered ve­hi­cles in Ford’s ma­jor mar­kets world­wide is driv­ing engine pro­duc­tion, with out­put now av­er­ag­ing more than 100 000 en­gines/month, up from 65 000 in 2012.

‘‘ Ford EcoBoost de­liv­ers great per­for­mance with lower fuel bills, a recipe which is prov­ing in­cred­i­bly pop­u­lar with con­sumers around the world,’’ Ford Pow­er­train En­gi­neer­ing vice pres­i­dent Joe Bakaj said.

‘‘EcoBoost en­gines are at­tract­ing new cus­tomers to the Ford brand ev­ery day, and our plants are work­ing hard to keep up with de­mand.’’ A Ford Es­cape, The Ford Kuga’s US twin, was fit­ted with the two mil­lionth pro­duc­tion EcoBoost unit and rolled off the line at Ford’s Louisville, Kentucky assem­bly line. EcoBoost tech­nol­ogy com­bines smaller over­all size with tur­bocharg­ing, di­rect in­jec­tion and vari­able valve tim­ing to bring cus­tomers out­stand­ing per­for­mance and fuel econ­omy.

Ford EcoBoost en­gines de­liver up to 15 per cent bet­ter fuel econ­omy than larger dis­place­ment petrol en­gines.

EcoBoost will be of­fered on 70 per cent of the com­pany’s name­plates in Aus­tralia by the end of 2017.

In Asia Pa­cific, sales of EcoBoost ve­hi­cles through Au­gust are up 202 per cent in 2013, in­clud­ing a 189 per cent rise in China.

Ford plans to of­fer the fuel- ef­fi­cient engine in 20 ve­hi­cles in the re­gion by mid-decade, a five­fold in­crease from 2012.

In Aus­tralia, 63 per cent of Ford Kuga buy­ers are choos­ing the 1.6 litre EcoBoost engine.

EcoBoost en­gines are al­ready of­fered in Fal­con, Mon­deo, Ford Kuga, Fo­cus ST, Fi­esta ST and will soon be joined by the In­ter­na­tional Engine of the Year for 2013, the 1.0 litre EcoBoost in Fi­esta and EcoSport.

For a full run­down on Ford ve­hi­cles call into Dar­ryl Twitt Ford, Be­nalla road Shep­par­ton. Or call John on 5822 5822.

EcoBoost en­gines are al­ready of­fered in Fal­con, Mon­deo, Ford Kuga (pic­tured), Fo­cus ST and Fi­esta ST

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