Ford Falcon getting four-cylinder EcoBoost engine

Ford Falcon getting four-cylinder EcoBoost engine

Ford Falcon G-Series fq

Ford whipped out some big news last week when it officially announced its new four-cylinder EcoBoost engine. The EcoBoost is an innovative engine that promises V6 performance with four-banger efficiency. Ford’s twin-turbo technology is expected to be extensively used across the range within the next few years, and it’ll be available just about everywhere on earth, including here in NZ.

Ford has just announced that one of the first vehicles to receive the 2.0-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost engine will be Australia’s Falcon lineup. The new engine will apparently give Falcon customers a more fuel efficient option in the popular sedan, while also packing nearly the same punch as the V6-powered Holden Commodore. Ford says the Falcon will be the first rear-drive vehicle to receive an EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, which means the iconic Mustang won’t receive the 2.0-litre turbo until late 2011 at the earliest (if ever).

Ford is investing $230 million USD overall to improve the efficiency of its Australian manufactured range, with the EcoBoost 2.0-litre, a 2.7-litre diesel unit for its Territory crossover, and a new LPG engine for its fleet vehicles. The Australian government is coming to the party and are set to give Ford $42 million USD as part of the Australia’s ‘Green Car Innovation Fund’. Local Victoria government officials are also pitching in an unspecified amount of money, to further help ease costs for the Blue Oval.

Ford Falcon G-Series fq

Ford whipped out some big news last week when it officially announced its new four-cylinder EcoBoost engine. The EcoBoost is an innovative engine that promises V6 performance with four-banger efficiency. Ford’s twin-turbo technology is expected to be extensively used across the range within the next few years, and it’ll be available just about everywhere on earth, including here in NZ.

Ford has just announced that one of the first vehicles to receive the 2.0-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost engine will be Australia’s Falcon lineup. The new engine will apparently give Falcon customers a more fuel efficient option in the popular sedan, while also packing nearly the same punch as the V6-powered Holden Commodore. Ford says the Falcon will be the first rear-drive vehicle to receive an EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, which means the iconic Mustang won’t receive the 2.0-litre turbo until late 2011 at the earliest (if ever).

Ford is investing $230 million USD overall to improve the efficiency of its Australian manufactured range, with the EcoBoost 2.0-litre, a 2.7-litre diesel unit for its Territory crossover, and a new LPG engine for its fleet vehicles. The Australian government is coming to the party and are set to give Ford $42 million USD as part of the Australia’s ‘Green Car Innovation Fund’. Local Victoria government officials are also pitching in an unspecified amount of money, to further help ease costs for the Blue Oval.

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