According to Australian publication Drive, Ford will abandon plans to build a new small car in Australia and instead will focus its resources on producing a 4-cylinder EcoBoost version of the existing Falcon. Ford confirmed earlier this week that a new 4-cylinder EcoBoost will be added to its lineup in 2010.
The engine will be the first EcoBoost engine to include Twin-Independent Variable Cam Timing and will deliver up to 20 percent fuel economy improvement when compared to V6 engines. Output is expected to come close to 230-hp.
Ford did not say which U.S. models will get the 2.0L 4-cylinder EcoBoost when it debuts next year. However, the company’s global product boss Derek Kuzak recently said that its 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine will finds its way in every car in its range by 2012. The engine will make its way to Australia in 2011.
– By: Omar Rana