The Ford Motor Company has passed a significant milestone as the automaker announced having built their two-millionth EcoBoost equipped engine.
Growing customer demand for EcoBoost-powered vehicles in major markets worldwide is driving engine production. Ford EcoBoost output now averages more than 100,000 engines per month, up from 65,000 in 2012.
“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.”
According to Ford, more than 100,000 EcoBoost engines are now produced every month, as they are targeting 1.2 million total for 2013, up more than 60 percent from 2012. EcoBoost production is expected to exceed Ford’s global diesel-engine production
The Philippines is one of the first countries in Asia to receive an EcoBoost-powered Ford in the form of the Explorer 2.0L GTDi. In a few months' time, Ford Philippines will also be launching the multi-award winning 1.0L EcoBoost engine in the Ford Fiesta.
The EcoBoost is seen by Ford CEO Alan Mulally as a key technology for the company as, in his own words, “The number one reason to buy a vehicle now worldwide is fuel economy.”