FoMoCo has announced plans to introduce 20 new engines and transmissions in China by 2015 in a new strategy to upgrade its entire powertrain offerings in the world’s largest automotive market. The plan coincides with the company’s efforts to offer 15 new vehicles in China by the same period.
“Utilizing state-of-the-art technologies such as turbocharging, direct injection, twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) and six-speed transmissions, the upgraded powertrain portfolio will deliver over 20% in fuel economy improvement to Ford’s passenger vehicle fleet in China by 2015 while reducing tailpipe carbon dioxide emissions by 20%,” Ford said in a statement.
Ford will also produce its smallest EcoBoost engine, the 1.0 liter, in China for vehicles produced and sold there.
“Ford is committed to be a fuel economy leader in every segment that we compete by utilizing advanced powertrain technologies. These technologies represent a core part of our near-term sustainability goals in China,” said Kumar Galhotra, vice president, Product Development, Ford Asia Pacific and Africa.
– By: Omar Rana