Ford has crossed yet another milestone by manufacturing the Two Millionth EcoBoost Engine. Built fuel-efficient the EcoBoost engine was launched in 2009. Speeding up production to cater to wider customer bases, the auto maker is producing 1,00,000 units every month and expected to reach 1.2 million mark this year, which is 60% higher as compared to last year.
“Ford EcoBoost delivers great performance with lower fuel bills, a recipe which is proving incredibly popular with consumers around the world,” said Joe Bakaj, vice president, Powertrain Engineering, Ford. “EcoBoost engines are attracting new customers to the Ford brand every day, and our plants are working hard to keep up with demand.”
The EcoBoost engine family brings a range of powertrains - 1.0L 3-cylinder, the 1.5L, 1.6L and 2.0L 4-cylinder engines and the efficient 3.5L V6. What evidently makes the EcoBoost engine so popular is its 15% fuel-efficiency it delivers and great performance capacity. A Ford Escape is manufactured at Ford’s Louisville, Ky., U.S., assembly line which is powered by the 2 Millionth 2.0L EcoBoost unit.
Ford EcoBoost Engines are now winning customers trust more than ever which is clear from the positive growth of 202% in August it received on Y-O-Y basis. In Europe, the 1.0L EcoBoost engine is awarded as the ‘International Engine of the Year 2012 and 2013’. The 1.0L 3-cylinder EcoBoost engine has been preferred by growing numbers of customers which accounts for 43% of B-MAX sales, 32% of Focus, 26% of Fiesta, among others. In North America, 50% auto customers are more willing to own a car with EcoBoost engine than going with unfamiliar engine. Ford cars in India such as Figo and EcoSport are very popular among urban customers.