Ford Bolsters EcoBoost Commitment for 2012 with Fuel-Efficient Edge, Explorer Utilities, Broadens Focus Lineup

Posted on 24. Aug, 2011 by in Ford Canada

  • 2012 Ford Explorer with EcoBoost® delivers full-size three-row SUV segment-leading fuel economy with an EPA-rated 20 mpg city and 28 mpg highway
  • Edge with EcoBoost for 2012 raises fuel-efficiency bar for Ford’s renouned crossover utility, with EPA ratings of 21 mpg in a city and 30 mpg on a highway
  • Expanded EcoBoost product offerings simulate Ford’s joining to this fuel-saving tellurian technology
  • Focus – all-new for 2012 – offers tiny automobile buyers an stretched operation of indication array and reward facilities astonishing in a tiny car

Fact Sheet: Ford’s Fuel Champions

DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 24, 2011 – Ford Motor Company is expanding a operation of vehicles with a award-winning EcoBoost® engine, charity a fuel-efficient powertrain in a 2012 Ford Edge and Explorer that are nearing in dealerships now.

Edge and Explorer are a initial vehicles in North America to be charity with Ford’s new 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine. The four-cylinder EcoBoost outlines a subsequent section in a company’s plan to downsize engines and use turbocharging and approach injection to broach a energy business wish from their vehicles with a fuel economy they demand.

The success of Ford’s 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine in Europe – a mix of fuel economy, revoke emissions and serviceable opening and pulling energy – creates it a ideal powertrain for Edge and Explorer.

Ford has committed to charity fuel-efficient, high-technology EcoBoost engines in 90 percent of a tellurian automobile portfolio by 2013. Combining turbocharging with approach injection of gasoline in a smaller-displacement engine, EcoBoost delivers a energy business enterprise with a fuel potency a hurdles of today’s universe demand.

A tellurian Ford initiative, EcoBoost aims to yield affordable opening and potency for millions of drivers. Moving forward, EcoBoost engines will continue to broach some-more energy and fuel economy from smaller-displacement engines.

“An stretched array of patron choice outlines a Ford salon for 2012,” pronounced Ford President, The Americas, Mark Fields. “An EcoBoost powertrain puts Edge and Explorer fuel potency over a top, while a next-generation Ford Focus brings an extended portfolio of models with reward technology, comfort and preference offerings.”

EcoBoost ups application automobile fuel economy
The full-size three-row Ford Explorer SUV and renouned Edge two-row crossover are now accessible with an modernized 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine mixing smaller banishment with a turbocharger and gasoline approach injection to yield a energy of a routinely aspirated V6 with a uncompromised fuel economy of a four-cylinder engine.

Ideal for competition and crossover application shoppers fixation a tip priority on fuel economy, EcoBoost takes Explorer and Edge gas mileage to rare levels.

In both applications, a 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder delivers 240 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque, allied to a routinely aspirated V6 outlay of rival application vehicles. 

Building on a substructure of a Explorer V6’s full-size, three-row SUV segment-leading fuel economy, a accessible EcoBoost powertrain raises a bar, delivering an EPA-rated 20 mpg city and 28 mpg highway. This represents a 30 percent highway fuel potency boost over a many careful previous-generation 2010 Explorer model, to tip a category.

Explorer EcoBoost fuel economy is optimized with assertive deceleration fuel shutoff (ADSFO), twin eccentric non-static camshaft timing (Ti-VCT), an fit six-speed rigging camber in a 6F35 involuntary delivery and a well-spoken aerodynamic body.

The two-row Edge with EcoBoost delivers an EPA-rated 21 mpg city and 30 mpg highway. The hot-selling Edge – that set a Jul sales record of roughly 10,000 units – maximizes fuel economy by mixing a modernized EcoBoost powertrain with ADSFO and Ti-VCT and adding active grille shutters to urge aerodynamics. Active delivery warmup for a 6F35 gearbox reduces inner attrition immediately following engine startup.

EcoBoost is accessible for 2012 in front-wheel-drive Edge and Explorer models.

Focus adds reward Titanium model
The next-generation Focus is all-new for 2012 and has stretched a code footprint with a incomparable array operation and comfort, preference and record offerings that are unprecedented. The new range-topping Titanium offers tiny automobile buyers premium-level appointments and technologies.

Focus is powered by an equally new 2.0-liter gasoline direct-injection four-cylinder engine delivering adult to 40 mpg on a highway, with a class-leading 160 horsepower and 146 lb.-ft. of torque.

Bringing a fuel potency alleviation of 10 percent and 20 percent some-more horsepower than a previous-model Focus engine, this modernized section uses Ti-VCT to boost responsiveness, boost fuel economy and revoke emissions.

With distinguished good looks and neat profile, Focus is charity as a unsentimental four-door or sporty five-door hatchback. Its well-spoken aerodynamic figure leads to a fellow of drag as low as 0.295, besting both Chevrolet Cruze and Volkswagen Jetta.

Focus was designed and grown to accommodate difficult tellurian reserve standards. Starting with a physique bombard 30 percent stiffer than a 2011 model, Focus facilities next-generation airbags to tailor deployment to particular occupants and segment-exclusive Safety Canopy® screen airbags.

For 2012, a normal 3 array levels for Focus – S, SE and SEL/SES – are supplemented by an additional 3 variants.

An SE competition package is now offered, adding facilities an fan will conclude such as 16-inch embellished aluminum wheels, back front brakes, sport-tuned suspension, leather-wrapped steering circle and change knob, cloth competition seats, black-out accent trim and SelectShift functionality when versed with a six-speed PowerShift involuntary transmission.

An accessible Super Fuel Economy package for Focus SE adds low-rolling-resistance tires, aerodynamically optimized circle covers and back front brakes.

Taking Focus into reward tiny automobile territory, a all-new Titanium array offers comfort, preference and record facilities that are astonishing for this segment.

From dual-zone meridian control, ambient lighting, sporty and stylish interior trend packages featuring two-tone full leather seats, and segment-exclusive active park assist, Focus Titanium will make business downsizing from oppulance cars and SUVs feel right during home.

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About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a tellurian automotive attention personality formed in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles opposite 6 continents. With about 166,000 employees and about 70 plants worldwide, a company’s automotive brands embody Ford and Lincoln. The association provides financial services by Ford Motor Credit Company. For some-more information per Ford’s products, greatfully revisit www.ford.com.

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