Ford is now building the all-new twin-scroll 2.0-liter and 2.3-liter EcoBoost engines in the U.S.
The official U.S. production start was celebrated Friday, March 6.
The units destined to find a spot under the hood of North American Ford products will be built at the company’s Cleveland Engine Plant in Ohio. Production of these engines for North America was previously based in Valencia, Spain.
The twin-scroll 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine is destined to the all-new Ford Edge, launching in first quarter of 2015.
The 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine is found in the Ford Mustang, Explorer and Lincoln MKC.
“With more than 4 million EcoBoost-powered vehicles on the road today, Cleveland Engine has been at the forefront of our plan to provide our customers with fuel-efficient, affordable engines,” said Bruce Hettle, Ford vice president of North America Manufacturing. “The hardworking team at Cleveland Engine is proud to build two of the most technologically advanced engines on the market today.”
The Cleveland Engine Plant also builds the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine and the 3.7-liter V6 rear-wheel drive application engine.
EcoBoost is Ford’s engine philosophy of attaining fuel consumption reductions while offering the same level of performance through the use of smaller displacement engines coupled to turbochargers.
According to Ford, EcoBoost engines are now available on 100 percent of the 2015 light-duty Ford lineup in North America, and Ford produced more than 1.6 million EcoBoost engines globally in 2014, up more than 30 percent from 2013. More than 190,000 EcoBoost engines now are produced every month, up 90 percent from 2013. In 2014, annual global EcoBoost engine capacity reached approximately 2.3 million units.