Ford will overtake General Motors as the largest US automaker, probably much sooner than most people think. I base my statement on what Ford market this coming year more and more new products that would be its EcoBoost engine technology, a revolution in how cars will be powered.
Most automakers are turning hybridization and electric vehicles, understanding the trend towards these types of alternative powered cars is the wave of the future. However, most manufacturers realize also that gas engines are with us and are capable of supplying a large number of cars on the coming decades.
Takes no chances
Ford is a company that takes a variety of energy sources to fuel its cars, including electric, hybrid, diesel and gas engines. But to draw more power from gas engines without polluting the environment, Ford had to rethink how they trace these engines enter EcoBoost.
EcoBoost has Ford Flex EcoBoost With coming turbochargers as well as direct injection technology. It means that equipped motors operate at a power and higher torque movement that similar sized engines were effectively making a V6 engine with EcoBoost function as a V8. First Ford engine with this technology is a 3.5-liter V6 that will power the Lincoln MKT crossover, Ford Taurus sedan, and Lincoln MKS sedan. Choice of additional engines, including EcoBoost I4 are under development and will probably supply some different models. The Ford Flex crossover will also receive the technology.
EcoBoost is meaningful because it can be applied to a wide variety of engine types in a range of vehicles, from small cars to large trucks And they Affordable, said Derrick Kuzak, Ford’s Vice President of global product development group. Compared with the current cost of diesel and hybrid technologies, customers in North America can expect to recoup their initial investment in a 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine through fuel savings in approximately 30 months. Diesel in North America will have an average of seven and a half years while the cost of a hybrid will take nearly 12 years to recover? Given equivalent miles driven per year and fuel costs,? He said.
Moving Ahead Of GM
GM has its line of motor fuel to provide customers, but nothing that can match in EcoBoost power and fuel economy. With several new models released for the 2010 model year, Ford is ready to leap GM, winning the hearts and minds of car buyers.