Posts Tagged ‘EcoBoost’

Ford Vertrek Concept Previews a Sleeker, Sportier and More Stylish Compact Sport Utility Vehicle

Monday, January 10th, 2011
Ford Vertrek Concept
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Detroit — Ford Motor Company today unveiled its vision for a sleeker, sportier and more stylish compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) at the 2011 North American International Auto Show. The Ford Vertrek concept previews the company's ambition for a next-generation, global compact SUV that could lead the industry in both design and fuel efficiency.

The Ford Vertrek concept is based on Ford's global C-segment platform, which includes the all-new Ford Focus range launching early in 2011 in North America and Europe, plus the latest C-MAX and Grand C-MAX multi-activity vehicles. It represents the vision of the company's top design and engineering talent on how best to attract and satisfy future sport utility vehicle customers around the world. (more…)

Major SUV Fuel Economy Gains, Technology, Style Highlight Reinvention of Ford Explorer

Monday, July 26th, 2010
2011 Ford Explorer
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Dearborn, MI — Ford Explorer — the vehicle that defined a segment — has been completely reinvented, raising customers' expectations of sport utility vehicle (SUV) fuel efficiency, safety, technology, capability and quality.

“The all-new Explorer will deliver today's SUV buyers the attributes they really want and value, and a few they might not even have dreamed of,” said Mark Fields, Ford president of The Americas. “We're proud to introduce the new Explorer to customers and fans around the world today and pleased to begin a whole new era that blends strong SUV fuel economy and performance.” (more…)

Small, Green, and Fun: Ford Start Concept a Design Inspiration for the Mega City

Friday, April 23rd, 2010
Ford Start Concept (China)
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Beijing — For parts of the world that are growing increasingly urban, the future of the automobile looks small, green, smart and fun in the eyes of Ford designers who created the Ford Start Concept. It's a design vision inspired for the transportation needs of the world's mega cities.

Making its global debut at the 2010 Beijing Auto Show, the Ford Start Concept is more than simply a design exploration into the feasibility of a small car. It also demonstrates how Ford will extend the promise of its EcoBoost engine technology story even further — previewing a fuel-efficient petrol Ford EcoBoost engine with just three cylinders and 1.0 liter of displacement, yet the power of a larger, 1.6-liter I4 engine. (more…)

Volvo Launches an Energy-Efficient 2-Liter GTDi Engine with Unique Turbo System

Thursday, January 28th, 2010
2.0-liter engine, 4-cylinder GTDi
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Volvo Car Corporation is introducing an all-new four-cylinder 2-liter GTDi (Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection) engine in the Volvo S80, V70 and XC60, offering great performance and efficiency all in one.

New Volvo-developed turbocharging technology, direct injection and twin variable camshafts give a unique combination of low fuel consumption, low emissions and high performance across a wide rev range — all in a particularly compact format.

The new petrol engine, the 2.0 GTDi, produces no less than 203 PS despite its compact size and cylinder capacity. (more…)

Ford Australia Invests $230 Million in New Fuel-Efficient Engines for Locally Produced Vehicles

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Melbourne, Australia — Ford Australia announced today it is investing $230 million to improve the fuel efficiency and environmental impact of its Australian-made models, including the first global application of Ford's advanced 2.0-liter 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine in a rear-wheel drive vehicle, the Ford Falcon.

This continues the global roll-out of EcoBoost, the new technology from Ford that provides consumers with an affordable engine that delivers up to 20 per cent better fuel economy and 15 per cent fewer CO2 emissions.

Ford Australia is taking two other steps, in addition to EcoBoost, to offer consumers more choices for vehicles with better fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions: (more…)