Ford is investing a massive $500 million in its engine plant in Lima, Ohio, to support production of the all-new 2,7-litre EcoBoost engine for the 2015 F-150.
This proves that Ford has high hopes for this specific engine that it claims delivers the performance of a 5,0-litre V8 and the fuel consumption of a much smaller engine.
This new EcoBoost engine builds on recording-breaking customer demand for F-150 pickups equipped with V6 engines.
Since 2010, retail registrations of light-duty pickups with V6 engines have grown more than 600 percent, with Ford F-150 directly responsible for 91 percent of this growth.
“Our truck customers have spoken, and we continue to meet their evolving needs by providing another V6 option in the all-new 2015 F-150,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of The Americas. “The hardworking team at Lima Engine is thrilled to begin building one of the most technologically advanced engines ever designed for America’s No. 1 truck.”