Ford’s Cleveland Engine Plant has officially begun production of two new Ford EcoBoost engines. These engines are a twin-scroll 2.0-liter EcoBoost and a 2.3-liter EcoBoost. This will be the first time these engines have been produced in North America.
The twin-scroll 2.0-liter EcoBoost will be available in the all-new Ford Edge that is coming out very soon. And, the 2.3-liter EcoBoost will be available in the Ford Mustang, Explorer, and Lincoln MKC.
“With more than 4 million Eco Boost-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, in a statement. “The hardworking team at Cleveland Engine is proud to build two of the most technologically advanced engines on the market today.”
To produce these engines, Ford added 450 new jobs and invested nearly $200 million in the Cleveland plant in 2013 to keep up with EcoBoost engine demand. Both of the new engines were previously produced in Valencia, Spain and then shipped to North America. Now, to help “optimize production capabilities” Ford is switching to assembling engines regionally.
Come check out all of these American-made engines here at Sun State Ford in the coming months.