USA – Ford has surpassed the 2m unit mark with its EcoBoost engine line, which was launched in 2009.

Production has increased from 65,000 per month in 2012 to 100,000 at present, with a target of 1.2m for the year. A Ford Escape powered by the two millionth EcoBoost, a 2.0-litre unit, rolled off the production line at the Louisville, Kentucky, plant in September.

Ford says global demand for the fuel-effi cient engine is exceeding expectations, and as a result the OEM recently doubled 1.0-litre EcoBoost production capacity in Cologne, Germany, to over 1,000 units per day.

Ford is investing $200m to build 2.0-litre EcoBoost engines in the US and will soon begin production of the 1.0-litre version at its new $500m Changan Ford plant in Chongqing, China.