Monday, August 7, 2017

Is Ford Launching a New Engine for the EcoSport?


Is Ford going to debut an all-new engine for the Asian version of the EcoSport? If the report from Autocar India is true, then the answer is yes. Seems Ford is keen on replacing the EcoSport’s current 1.5-liter Sigma with something a little more potent.

Enter the “Dragon” series engine.

Despite the macho name, this new Ford engine won’t be delivering world-dominating power. Instead, it’s all designed to meet future emissions regulations globally. Said to come in two displacements, 1.2 and 1.5 liters, both engines will rock a 3-cylinder layout.

Aside from the odd number of cylinders, it’s expected to get an integrated exhaust manifold, a rocker shaft with hydrodynamic bearings, a variable oil pump, and dual-valve independent valve control. The all-aluminum engine will also have individual ignition coils for each cylinder and spark plugs centralized in the combustion chamber. It’s said to be around 10 percent lighter than the current 1.5-liter Ti-VCT and will top out at 120 horses for the 1.5-liter version.

The report also says that the Dragon engine will be made exclusively at Ford’s new engine plant in Sanand, India to serve the global market (presumably including Thailand, where the Philippine-spec EcoSport comes from).

Aside from the EcoSport, the Dragon engine will also power a new sedan that’s expected to rival the Honda City.

Source: Autocar India

10 comments:

  1. Make it a bit bigger. It's too tight inside.

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    1. It's a mid-cycle refresh and not an all-new generation. Overall dimensions will likely be the same

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    2. Buy a freakin bigger car

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  2. Nice Ford.. More sales to come.. If only Ford will bring the Focus RS here in the Philippines..

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  3. Put in the 1.0 Ecoboost engine with 6 Speed AT (but not DCT). It will make Uber drivers and operators happy.

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    1. DCT is being replaced by a 6-speed torque converter AT.
      It was recently unveiled in Brazil, standard engine is the 1.5 liter inline-3.

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  4. Weak.... 1.0L ecoboost or a 2.0L engine is more fitting.

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  5. More potent= more expensive, and another thing ung 1.5 nga gas guzzler na paano pa ung 2.0, it'll drain your wallet as fast as bugatti chiron rockets from 0 to 100 haha

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