At the Detroit Auto Show next month, Ford will be announcing details on its first four cylinder EcoBoost engine. That is expected to be a 1.6L engine which will be built in the UK starting in 2010. In October, the company announced a $110 million investment at its Bridgend plant in Wales for the new engine.
Ford has just announced its second production application of EcoBoost technology, a 1.6L four cylinder engine that will debut in 2010. This will be the first European Ford application of the gasoline turbocharged direct injection strategy that the company is pushing. The 3.5L V6 EcoBoost launches in the U.S. next spring. Production of the 1.6L will occur at the Bridgend plant in Wales where the volumes will rise to a total of nearly 1,000,000 engines a year. Ford has promoted the EcoBoost techno