Ford produces 5 millionth EcoBoost powered car
Ford Motors hit a major milestone last week, as its 5 millionth EcoBoost powered car rolled off the production lines at the company’s Wayne, Michigan Assembly Plant.
A red colored Ford Focus is the company’s 5 millionth car to feature a EcoBoost engine. The engine on this particular car is their award winning 1.0l EcoBoost, which is also on sale in India with the EcoSport compact SUV.
In 2010, the first full year that Ford offered EcoBoost engines, a total of 62,704 cars were introduced with these engines. Today, Ford offers its entire vehicle lineup in the US markets with EcoBoost engines. These engines have even proved heavy duty performance on the company’s F Series pickups.
The first EcoBoost engine was launched on the Taurus SHO in 2009 and six years later, Ford’s 5 millionth EcoBoost red Ford Focus was produced last week. This Ford Focus sports a 1.0 liter EcoBoost three cylinder engine offering 123 bhp peak power and 123 lb/ft peak torque.
Ford’s EcoBoost engines have become so popular that the company produces 200,000 such engines per month. The widespread use of Ford EcoBoost engine is a part of the company’s One Ford Plan to drive innovation across the Ford portfolio while the company continues with its Blueprint for Sustainability efforts.
Ford 1.0 liter, three cylinder EcoBoost engine has received many awards which include Engine Technology International’s International Engine of the Year for three years in succession, while the EcoBoost has also received a Ward’s 10 Best Engines award for two years. This EcoBoost engine lineup also includes a 1.5-liter, 1.6-liter, 2.0-liter and 2.3-liter four-cylinder engines, besides the more powerful 2.7-liter and 3.5-liter V6 engines (Ford GT).