EcoBoost technology has revolutionized the Ford Motor Company, its products, and the automotive industry so completely, it’s hard to imagine that the Blue Oval only started cranking out EcoBoost-equipped vehicles back in 2009. Six years later, and the technology has really taken off. Recently, at an assembly plant in Wayne, Michigan, a Ford Focus with a 1.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine rolled off the line, and the brand passed 5 million EcoBoost-equipped vehicles in production.
The little 1.0-liter engine in the new Focus also showcases how far EcoBoost technology has come since 2009, when it was first deployed on the 3.5-liter V6 engine in the Ford Taurus SHO. EcoBoost technology has quickly and steadily taken over the entire brand and will continue to spread its good influence to more models.
Ford production of EcoBoost vehicles has been especially rapid in the last three years. In 2012, there were only 500,000 EcoBoost vehicles on the roads—and now there are five million. In fact, 200,000 EcoBoost engines are made each month currently. To learn what all the hubbub is about, come see us at Shults Ford of Harmarville. We’ll find the perfect Ford vehicle, complete with EcoBoost technology for better performance and fuel efficiency, for you in our vast inventory!
When we think of Mobile World Congress, we usually think of the newest smartphones and tablets, updated technology for the little things that make our lives easier, and anything else related to this industry. We don’t normally think of the debut of a vehicle to be at Mobile World Congress, but this year, it is!
Ford is set to debut the new 2015 Focus. With so many changes to both the exterior and the interior, the premiere is sure to be an exciting one. The five-door hatchback with more defined headlights and a new grille up front that resembles the 2015 Ford Mustang are just a few of the changes that we can expect to see.
Ford’s 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine will be available for the six-speed manual transmission, but Ford hasn’t released the engine lineup yet for the available options, however, we can speculate that the 2.0-liter engine will still be available.
Seeing as how the basis for the Mobile World Congress is technology, what would it be to have a vehicle there without amazing technology to offer? There will be an 8-inch display for those with MyFord Touch®, which will also include SYNC 2 functionality and updated AppLink for the smartphone. The technology will also include more natural voice commands, as well as an enhanced Blind Spot Information System® that will warn you when you are changing lanes and can also prevent you from backing into traffic.
We are very excited for the premiere of the 2015 Focus. In the meantime, come visit us at Shults Ford of Harmarville and check out the many great Ford Focuses to choose from!