Ford Starts EcoBoost Production at Cleveland Engine Plant
Ford has announced that it is kicking off production of both its twin-scroll 2.0-liter and 2.3-liter EcoBoost engines at its Cleveland Engine Plant in Ohio, marking the first time that these powerplants have been manufactured in the United States.
The 2.0-liter twin-scroll will be made available in the 2015 Ford Edge when it releases sometime later this month, and the 2.3-liter EcoBoost can be found in the 2015 Ford Mustang and 2016 Explorer and the 2015 Lincoln MKC.
Cleveland Engine Plant is also responsible for the production of the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine and the 3.7-liter V6 RWD application. There are more than 1,300 employees at the plant, which has built more than 1 million EcoBoost engines in nearly 6 years.
“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. “The hardworking team at Cleveland Engine is proud to build two of the most technologically advanced engines on the market today.”
Don’t be terribly surprised to learn about future applications of both engines in vehicles manufactured in the United States as time goes on.