Ford Plans to use the EcoBoost V-6 Engine in its Upcoming Transit Van


Ford has recently announce that the company is planning to use the EcoBoost V-6 engine in its upcoming Transit vans to allow these vehicles to deliver the best running performance without the need to consume greater amounts of fuel.

As part of the plan, Ford has decided to use the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine on the Ford Transit Van that will replace the company’s Ford E-series van. By using this engine, it is expected that the Transit Van will be 25 percent more fuel-efficient compared to the E-series.

But despite of the reduction on the amount of fuel consumed by the upcoming model, Ford has provided an assurance that the Transit Van will be providing the same capacity and the capability that the consumers have obtained from the E-series.

Ford would be using some of the latest technologies and engine components that the company has been developing to make sure that the EcoBoost V-6 engine would surely meet the expectations of most car buyers.

In addition to this, Ford has also explained that the EcoBoost V-6 engine was actually designed for half-ton pickups and they are pretty sure that this would be able to provide a similar effect on the Ford Transit van.

As soon as this plan is finalized, the company will start the production of the Transit van in the US by 2013. The production of the Transit van will be handled by the company’s Kansas City Assembly plant located in Claycomo, Missouri. This simply means that the Ford Transit van would be built alongside the Ford F-150 which is also using the same engine. The Transit van is currently assembled and sold outside the US.

Ford has previously announced that the company is investing an additional $1.1 billion on the Kansas City Assembling plant and this would surely benefit the production of the Ford Transit van. Due to these events, a lot of car experts firmly believe that the company’s plan on using the EcoBoost engine on the upcoming Transit van model is just a part of its greater strategy of introducing 11 EcoBoost engine-powered vehicles in 2012.

This strategy might probably work well since offering the EcoBoost engine as an option on some of the Ford models has become popular and most buyers who are in search for fuel-efficient vehicles would surely be attracted by these offers.

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