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Lincoln Navigator to Drop V-8 for EcoBoost V-6, Expedition May Get V-6 and V-8

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Motor Trend has confirmed with global Lincoln director Matt VanDyke that the Navigator SUV will survive the brand shakeup and will feature EcoBoost V-6 power. While the upcoming Navigator could go without an available V-8. the mechanically related Ford Expedition, however, may well hang onto its V-8. Expect Ford’s successful 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 under the hood of the next-generation Lincoln Navigator, likely in 365 hp and 410 lb-ft spec, a nice bump from the existing truck’s 310 ...

Ford to Build 2.0-Liter EcoBoost in Ohio From 2014

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Ford will invest $200 million and add 200 jobs to start production of its 2.0-liter EcoBoost inline-four at the company’s Cleveland Engine Plant in Ohio. The four-cylinder is currently built in Valencia, Spain, but is used in several U.S.-market Ford vehicles. Ford’s Cleveland plant was the first domestic factory to build the company’s EcoBoost turbocharged and direct-injected engine series. It currently assembles the 3.5-liter EcoBoost and the traditional 3.7-liter V-6 engines. But with Ford aiming to ...

Configure It: 2014 Ford Transit Commercial Van “Combinator” Launches

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With the new 2014 Ford Transit Combinator now live on Ford’s consumer site, business owners can get a better picture of how variations of the cargo, passenger wagon, chassis cab, or cutaway cab can fit their needs. In addition to the four body styles, the full-size 2014 Transit is offered in five wheelbases and four roof heights depending on body style. In the U.S., the 2014 Transit will do battle with the upcoming Ram ProMaster, ...

Lighter Plastic Windows the Future; Ford Transit Connect, Fiat 500L on Leading Edge

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Your next new car may have windows made from high-strength plastic. In an effort to shed as much weight as possible to help boost fuel economy, vehicles like the new Ford Transit Connect may soon use the plastics to replace the rear window, and the 2014 Fiat 500L already does, The Detroit News reports. The big benefits to using the high-strength (polycarbonate) plastic in automotive windows is its light weight and ability to be molded into ...