Ford has been hard at work preparing its Cleveland Engine Plant for production of the company’s new high-tech twin-scroll 2.0-liter and 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbocharged engines. Previously produced and shipped from a plant in Spain, this marks the first time Ford’s twin-scroll EcoBoost turbocharged engines will be produced here in the U.S.
In 2013, Ford invested almost $200 million in the Cleveland plant and added 450 new jobs in order to accommodate production of the new engines. The plant in Valencia, Spain will continue to produce the engines for Ford’s European models, and will supply both plants with engine parts.
The new 2-liter will be found in the 2015 Ford Edge (available at Paul Obaugh Ford later this year), while the larger 2.3-liter is found in the Ford Mustang, Ford Explorer, and Lincoln MKC.
“With more than 4 million EcoBoost-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.”
The Cleveland Engine Plant also produces the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine and the 3.7-liter V-6 (used in rear-wheel-drive vehicles).
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