The legendary American automobile manufacturer, Ford has created the 2 millionth EcoBoost engine today. The EcoBoost block came into production back in 2009, so Ford took a mere time about 4 years to reach the milestone. This block was a 2.0 liter inline 4 cylinder EcoBoost, which rolled out of the manufacturing plant under the hood of a Ford Escape, produced in Louisville, Kentucky last week. This block is available worldwide in 5 variations, 1.0 liter, 1.5 liter, 1.6 liter, 2.0 liter and a 3.5 liter. India came to know about this engine block from the newly launched crossover called the EcoSport which are equipped with a 1.0 liter and a 1.5 liter EcoBoost variant.
Now, more than 100,000 of these are produced every month, with 1.2 million as the target set, at the completion of 2013. That’s a 60% increase in the production strength compared to 2012. All this was possible only because of the never ending customer demand for the Escape in North America and the Kuga in Asia. Both the Escape and the Kuga come with an EcoBoost engine, hence the more cars go out, the more blocks have to be produced.
Joe Bakaj, the vice president of Power train engineering of Ford quoted that, the EcoBoost engine conveys great performance with low fuel consumption. That is the recipe output of a perfect engine, and is also the reason why most of the Ford cars are now powered by it. It also has received a valuable feedback from the customers around the globe. Not just that, the engine is also attracting many people, influencing them to buy a Ford every day. This is an actual fact because the company is not able to meet the overgrowing demand of the consumers, they are trying as much as they can to deliver what the customers asked for.