Ford’s range of EcoBoost engines can be traced as far back as 2009 when it was first introduced to the world, but little is known and heard about the turbocharged motor in this region up until the Fiesta EcoBoost’s arrival. Six years and more than four million EcoBoost engines later, Ford Motor Company has announced that their Cleveland Engine Plant in Ohio will start producing the 2.0L and 2.3L twin scroll turbo engines to support global operations.
More than 1,300 people have been employed at the Ohio facility to produce the EcoBoost engines that will power the all-new Ford Edge (world premiere due this coming months), the Explorer, Focus RS and Mustang. The plant also builds Ford’s 3.5-litre EcoBoost engine and 3.7-litre V6 rear-wheel drive system. Just last year alone, Ford has, globally, produced over 2.3 million units of EcoBoost engines. That’s slightly over 190,000 engines a month!
The engines produced at the Ohio plant will be used to support the brand’s operations in several key regions – North America, Europe, Mexico and Asia Pacific. It’s unclear if the facility will be producing the GT’s 600 hp 3.5-litre twin turbo engine, but let’s assume otherwise for now.
Back here, Sime Darby Auto Connexion will be putting the 5.0L Mustang V8 on public display at Publika, Solaris Dutamas for the first time from today till Sunday (11 to 15 March). It’s scheduled to hit selected Ford showrooms in December this year in two trims – fastback and convertible, both with either the 2.3-litre EcoBoost or 5.0-litre Coyote V8 engine.