Ford is celebrating the production of the two millionth turbocharged EcoBoost engine, which launched in 2009.
Ford is celebrating the production of the two millionth turbocharged EcoBoost engine, which launched in 2009. A Ford Escape powered by the two millionth production EcoBoost – a 2.0-liter unit – rolled off the line at Ford’s Louisville, Ky., last week.
Growing customer demand for EcoBoost-powered vehicles in major markets worldwide is driving engine production higher. Factory output now averages more than 100,000 engines per month, up from 65,000 in 2012. Ford’s global EcoBoost engine family now includes the 1.0-liter three-cylinder; 1.5-liter, 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines; and the 3.5-liter V6.
“Ford EcoBoost delivers great performance with lower fuel bills, a recipe that is proving incredibly popular with consumers around the world,” said Joe Bakaj, vice president, powertrain engineering for Ford. “EcoBoost engines are attracting new customers to the Ford brand every day, and our plants are working hard to keep up with demand.”