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AddFord VP: "Uncertainty about fuel prices has changed the mindset of customers"

2011 Ford Explorer Live Debut in Southern California – Click above for high-res image gallery

62Who needs a V8? Survey says customers love Ford EcoBoost

While Ford is working on plenty of hybrid and electric vehicles, its big bet for meeting the new corporate average fuel economy standards is EcoBoost, and so far customers appear to like it. Since launching the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 last summer as an alternative to larger V8s, Ford has sold about 10,000 units of the Lincoln MKS and MKT along with the Ford Flex and Taurus SHO. A quality study by RDA Group of Bloomfield Hills, MI, indicates that early adopters are almost universally satisfied with

AddFrankfurt 2009: Ford unveils 1.6-liter EcoBoost

Ford 1.6-liter EcoBoost four cylinder - click above for a high res image gallery

32Frankfurt 2009: Ford unveils smallest EcoBoost engine yet at 1.6 liters

Ford 1.6-liter EcoBoost four cylinder - click above for a high res image gallery

AddDoes Ford's 2.0L EcoBoost four = MazdaSpeed3 four? Nope

After Ford VP Barb Samardzich officially announced that the 2.0-liter four cylinder EcoBoost engine that's coming next year, a correspondent for the Examiner.com postulated that this engine was in fact nothing more than a re-badged version of the 2.3-liter engine from the MazdaSpeed3. Certainly there are similarities in the specs: both have four cylinders, direct fuel injection, turbocharging, etc., and there has been plenty of collaboration between the two companies. The Mazda CX-9 even uses a

38Does Ford's new 2.0-liter EcoBoost four = MazdaSpeed3 four? Not really

After Ford VP Barb Samardzich officially announced the 2.0-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost engine for next year, a correspondent for the Examiner.com postulated that this engine was in fact nothing more than a re-badged, smaller version of the 2.3-liter engine from the MazdaSpeed3. Certainly there are similarities in the specs: four cylinders, direct fuel injection, turbocharging, etc. and there has been plenty of collaboration between the two companies. The Mazda CX-9 even uses a version of Ford's

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