Think EcoBoost? Think Cleveland!

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2016 Ford Explorer Platinum Series with EcoBoost

In the grand scheme of auto shows in North America, the Cleveland Auto Show really doesn’t get a lot of attention.

However, this year many of the automakers decided to change that. For Ford, that means bringing their line of Ford Performance vehicles and making some news in the process.

Ford’s Cleveland Engine Plant is ready to begin production of 2.0L and 2.3L EcoBoost engines.

Up until this point, those EcoBoost engines were produced in Valencia, Spain. The 2.0L EcoBoost is found in everything from the Ford Fusion all the way up to the Ford Explorer. It’s a versatile engine with decent performance and economy.

2016 Ford Explorer with EcoBoost

The 2.3L EcoBoost is found in the 2015 Ford Mustang and the 2015 Lincoln MKC. We wouldn’t be surprised if more vehicles were built Stateside with this power plant.

This news follows a 2013 investment in the facility of $200 million and 450 new jobs.

The 3.5L EcoBoost and the 2.7L (in rear-drive applications) are also produced at the Cleveland Engine Plant. That means if you have an EcoBoost Ford in your driveway, the odds of the engine coming from Cleveland are pretty good.

2.0 liter four-cylinder EcoBoost engine

More EcoBoost applications are coming in the next few years, especially in the fast-growing global utility segment. We will be sampling some of the newest EcoBoost offerings in the new Ford Edge here in the coming days.

Ford isn’t the only manufacturer with heavy investment in Ohio, and the news keeps getting better for the local economies there.

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

via [Ford]

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

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