Ford has announced plans to introduce 20 new engines and transmissions by 2015, which is part of the automaker’s plan to introduce 15 new vehicles to China by 2015.
The new engines will use the latest technology like turbocharging, direct injection, twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT), which when coupled with the new six-speed transmissions will deliver over 20% in fuel economy improvement to Ford’s passenger vehicle fleet in China.
Ford also announced plans to build its new 1.0L EcoBoost engine in China.
“Ford is committed to be a fuel economy leader in every segment that we compete by utilizing advanced powertrain technologies. These technologies represent a core part of our near-term sustainability goals in China,” said Kumar Galhotra, vice president, Product Development, Ford Asia Pacific and Africa.
“Earlier this year at the Shanghai Auto Show, Ford announced a plan to introduce 15 new vehicles to China by 2015. All these new vehicles will launch with the latest Ford-developed powertrains which will improve fuel economy and lower carbon dioxide emissions, offering our customers a more environment-friendly ride without compromising vehicle performance.”