2011 Ford Explorer to get 4-cylinder EcoBoost

Earlier today, FoMoCo unveiled the 2011 Ford Edge, the first Ford model in North America to get the company’s new 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 powertrain. During the unveiling at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show, Ford said that the upcoming 2011 Ford Explorer will also get the 4-banger EcoBoost when it goes on sale later this year.

FoMoCo will add 1,200 jobs to its Chicago plant for the production of the next-generation Ford Explorer.

The Dearborn automaker announced last month that the next-generation unibody Ford Explorer will deliver at least a 25 percent increase in fuel-economy and that EcoBoost engine technology, a 6-speed transmission and lightweight materials will all be part of the game.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Inside Line