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The addition of a new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine brings turbocharging back to the Mustang powertrain lineup. Turbocharging was part of the Mustang’s powertrain choice in the early eighties with models like the SVO. The new EcoBoost engine was designed specifically for the Mustang said Ford, to meet the needs of drivers looking for outstanding performance […]

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Hybrids and EVs are great, but what about those who need a full-size SUV and would still have environmental and fuel consumption concerns? There’s no hybrid for them yet, or at least since the demise of the Chevy Tahoe’s hybrid version. Ford has redeveloped the powertrain of its Expedition SUV to bring this vehicle more […]

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Lexus is entering the growing compact CUV segment with a model that will be available is hybrid and turbocharged versions, the 2015 Lexus NX. Lexus said the 2015 NX debuts in two versions, the NX 200t with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and the NX 300h hybrid, which brings the brand’s number of hybrid offerings […]

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June 26, 2014, will mark the official start of production for the new Decherd Powertrain Plant, a partnership between the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler AG. Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Infiniti Motor Company President Johan de Nysschen and Gary Edwards, vice president, Powertrain Operations and Battery Plant, are expected to preside over the Opening Celebration activities. […]

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Curious about Ford’s EcoBoost technology or vehicles? This is your chance to experience this Ford turbocharging philosophy. Ford Motor Company is giving fans and potential customers a chance to get behind the wheel of its latest products with its second EcoBoost Challenge consumer drive tour, which will visit 12 cities across America. Kicking off April […]

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General Motors is preparing a new generation of Ecotec small-displacement engines that will be produced in 11 engine variants ranging from 1.0 liter to 1.5 liter. General Motors (GM) said this will allow streamlining of its global powertrain portfolio with a modular architecture that broadens its adaptability to global markets and reduce manufacturing complexity – […]

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Europe will see another impressive fuel-sipping gasoline engine in a new version of Peugeot’s 308. Peugeot’s 308, recently awarded European Car of the Year 2014, completes its range with the arrival of a new three cylinder PureTech 1.2-liter turbo petrol engine, producing 130 horsepower. In official witnessed tests, Peugeot’s new engine has been shown to […]

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Turbos are back in force with the switch to smaller engines in order to satisfy both fuel consumption and power requirements. Only, it is not the good old turbocharger that is showing up supplementing these smaller engines, but reinvented turbochargers benefiting from a few decades of technology advancements. Honeywell Turbo Technologies (HTT) explained it expects […]

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Wards revealed its 2014 ten best engines winners and, interestingly, the list includes one electric motor, three engines fueled by diesel and various using turbocharging. Eight of the winning engines use direct fuel injection. Tom Murphy of WardsAuto said this illustrates “the importance of fuel economy as automakers develop and market advanced new powertrains.” WardsAuto […]

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Ford is shedding light today on the next generation of its Mustang pony car announcing it will be back with four-cylinder turbocharged power. The Mustang was available for a few years in the early 80’s with a turbocharged four, giving birth to the SVO Mustangs. The new 4-cylinder engine has nothing in common with its […]

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