Bill Ford Says Ford In Position to Take Advantage of Diesel Debacle

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All-new 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty offers the second-generation Ford-designed and Ford-built 6.7-liter Power Stroke® V8 turbo diesel engine, which is available for pickup trucks and chassis cabs – providing the highest combination of horsepower and torque ever.

Once word got out that Volkswagen used software defeat devices to make their diesel engines compliant in both the United States and Europe, people began asking if this was a wide-spread phenomenon. According to Ford Chairman Bill Ford, the company does not use defeat devices, and as a result gives them a strategic tactical advantage that they can capitalize on.

According to The Telegraph, Ford did check their own vehicles as soon as the news became public. “Of course we checked. The reality of the world that we live in is that nobody’s perfect. In this case we know we don’t have any defeat devices,” said Ford.


Ford then added, “As I say, I like where we’re positioned to take advantage.”

Ford has a huge commitment to diesel across the pond, and that’s where they’ll likely see the biggest gains as a result. In the United States, we see diesel in the big trucks, and in the vans, but nothing in the passenger car or SUV segment. That’s left to the EcoBoost powertrains.

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We do not know the extent of the fallout facing Volkswagen, but we do know their sales are down. It’ll be interesting to see if Ford’s see an uptick of a corresponding amount. We’ll have to wait and see, and we will be watching to find out.

What do you think? Let us know over in the forums!

via [The Telegraph]

Chad Kirchner is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other auto sites.

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