Ford Confirms Auto Start-Stop for All 2017 F-150s with EcoBoost
Ford’s efforts to makes its vehicles the most fuel efficient on the market have resulted in the announcement that all 2017 F-150 pickup trucks with EcoBoost engines—including the much-anticipated F-150 Raptor—will come standard with Auto Start-Stop technology.
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The technology, which deactivates the engine during complete stops and almost instantaneously turns the vehicle back on when the brake is released, will help EcoBoost-powered trucks improve fuel economy even more. It is estimated that EcoBoost could be the engine of choice for upwards of 60% of all F-150 sales in the year ahead.
“EcoBoost already powers F-150’s best-in-class towing,” said Doug Scott, Ford truck group marketing manager. “Now, with every EcoBoost-equipped F-150 mildly electrified with standard Auto Start-Stop technology, customers’ fuel efficiency is expected to improve as well.”
The announcement of standard Auto Start-Stop bolsters Ford’s aim to reduce emissions and improve fuel economy across its lineup. At present, the 1.0-liter EcoBoost Focus, 1.5-liter EcoBoost Fusion, 2.0-liter twin-scroll EcoBoost Edge, and 1.5-liter EcoBoost and 2.0-liter twin-scroll EcoBoost Escape are all available with Auto Start-Stop.
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