US – The milestone, 1.0-litre unit rolled off the assembly line at Michigan Assembly Plant, less than three years after the 500,000th engine was made. The 5 millionth EcoBoost was installed in a Ford Focus.
Production of the 5 millionth EcoBoost coincides with the first full year in which this type of engine can be selected on all Ford passenger vehicles sold in the US. The technology is now available in every region the OEM serves, and over 200,000 EcoBoosts are being made worldwide per month.
The engine type was launched in 2009 on a Ford Taurus SHO with a 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6; that year, a total of 14,439 EcoBoosts were manufactured. In 2010, the first full year of production, 62,704 EcoBoost-equipped vehicles were built. The 2 millionth engine rolled off the line at Louisville, Kentucky, in October 2013.
Production of the Focus RS with a 2.3-litre EcoBoost will begin later this year.