Ford to Triple EcoBoost Vehicle Production Capacity in 2012

FORD CANADA - Ford aims to more than triple production capacity of cars, utilities and trucks using this fuel-efficient technology in 2012, using the EcoBoost fuel efficient technology.
Ford will expand its portfolio of fuel-efficient offerings this year with the fuel-saving 1.6-litre EcoBoost engine in the high-volume Escape compact utility vehicle and Fusion sedan nameplates, five new electrified vehicles, as well as with the introduction of auto start stop technology paired with the convenience of an automatic transmission.
"EcoBoost expansion and availability in high-volume nameplates such as the all-new Ford Escape and Fusion will take this affordable, fuel-saving technology to the heart of the market," said Ford Group Vice President of Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering Sue Cischke. "Ford is committed to delivering class-leading fuel economy for our customers, which benefits the environment."
The full-size Taurus sedan becomes the first Ford vehicle to offer customers a choice between two EcoBoost engines. It will offer a 2.0-litre EcoBoost four-cylinder making an estimated 237 horsepower and giving customers up to an anticipated class-leading 31 U.S. mpg, while the iconic Taurus SHO sport sedan features a 365-horsepower, twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6 delivering 8.1 L per 100 km (25 U.S. mpg) highway.
The green and mean Focus ST arrives this year as a high-performance – yet fuel-efficient – sport compact EcoBoost application.
Additionally, Ford offers an EcoBoost-powered Police Interceptor for 2012. It is the first-ever turbocharged law-enforcement vehicle offering.
Ford's lineup of fuel-efficient cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers underscores the company's commitment to continually improve fuel economy.
Of the 11 market segments in which Ford competes, the company leads in fuel economy customer satisfaction in six, according to the latest J.D. Power and Associates APEAL study, a third-party measure of buyer attitudes concerning recent vehicle purchases.
These findings show Ford customers are pleased with their fuel economy.
The power of choice

Ford's top-selling F-150 pickup provides another example of how the company is meeting its promise to lead or be among the leaders in fuel economy.
In 2010, all F-150 trucks sold featured a V8 engine. Just one year later, 45 per cent of 2011 F-150 customers bought pickups with a fuel-saving V6, either the base 305-horsepower 3.7-litre or the award-winning 365-horsepower 3.5-litre EcoBoost. These engines deliver both leading fuel economy and capability.
Ford's electrified vehicle portfolio expands this year with the introductions of the new C-MAX Hybrid, C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid, Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid and Focus Electric battery electric vehicle.