Ford has already produced five million EcoBoost-powered engines.
Ford announced it has hit a production milestone with its fuel-efficient EcoBoost engine technology: late last week, the 5-millionth vehicle powered by a Ford EcoBoost engine rolled off the assembly line at Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan.
EcoBoost was first launched in 2009 on the Ford Taurus SHO in the form of a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. That year, 14,439 EcoBoost engines were manufactured.
Three years ago, Ford celebrated production of its 500,000th EcoBoost-equipped vehicle.
This month, the five-millionth EcoBoost-powered vehicle produced was a Ford Focus equipped with the 1.0-liter turbocharged engine.
Production of this five-millionth EcoBoost-equipped vehicle coincides with the first full year in which customers can choose EcoBoost-equipped engines on any one of Ford’s passenger vehicles sold in the United States.
The EcoBoost technology is now available in every region the company serves and is put forward by Ford as a fuel-saving technology.
The 1.0-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost engine found in this milestone five-millionth EcoBoost vehicle has won many awards, earning 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 1.5-liter, 1.6-liter, 2.0-liter and 2.3-liter four-cylinder engines, as well as 2.7-liter and 3.5-liter V6 engines.