Ford has hit a new production milestone with its fuel-efficient EcoBoost® engine technology. EcoBoost engines currently feature in 51% of Ford's product line-up in South Africa, with the latest recipient being the brand new Focus range!
It was just less than three years ago that Ford celebrated production of its five thousandth EcoBoost-equipped vehicle. Now, a Ford Focus equipped with 1.0-liter turbocharged engine represents the 5-millionth Ford EcoBoost engine produced.
Production of the 5-millionth EcoBoost-equipped vehicle coincides with the first full year in which customers can choose EcoBoost-equipped engines on 100 percent of Ford's passenger vehicles sold in the US.
Award-winning EcoBoost engine technology
The 1.0-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost is a multiple award-winning engine, winning Engine Technology International's International Engine of the Year honors three years in a row. No other automaker has won the award three straight years. The 1.0-liter EcoBoost has also earned a Ward's 10 Best Engines nod two years running. Other members of Ford's global EcoBoost family include the 1.5-liter, 1.6-liter, 2.0-liter and 2.3-liter four-cylinder engines, and the powerful 2.7-liter and 3.5-liter V6 engines.
Earlier this month, Ford debuted its newest EcoBoost overachiever at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The 2016 Ford Focus RS, a global all-wheel-drive performance car equipped with 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine technology, is projected to produce more than 315 horsepower from only four cylinders. Production of Focus RS with 2.3-liter EcoBoost is planned to begin later this year.
This most recent production milestone constitutes another step forward in the One Ford plan to drive innovation across the company's global product portfolio, and continues to deliver on Ford's commitment in its Blueprint for Sustainability.
Fury Ford Sandton is excited about this achievement and strive to keep increasing the number of EcoBoost engines being used in South Africa!