Ford announcing the upgrades for 2009

Posted on Wednesday, 6 August 2008 , 21:08:59 byEmil

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Ford announcing the upgrades for 2009

Ford announced the updates for the next year line-up. Coming later in the fall will be a brand new full-size pickup F-150. Also debuting at the end of this year is the Ford Fusion 2010, Lincoln MKZ and Mercury Milan mid-size sedan units, along with the all-new Fusion Hybrid 2010 and Milan Hybrid.

V-6 EcoBoost engines will be debuted on several cars next year, starting with Lincoln MKS and Flex crossover by. EcoBoost four-cylinder engines will start in 2010 in both Europe and North America. Ford will be offering EcoBoost on over 80 percent of the lineup in North America by the end of 2012.

"This is without question the best Ford lineup we’ve ever produced - and it comes at a critically important time for the company," said Mark Fields, president of The Americas for Ford. "Our product-led transformation is well under way, and there is much more to come."

"Our strategy is clear: Deliver great, new fun-to-drive vehicles that take a backseat to no one when it comes to quality and fuel efficiency," said Fields. "In addition, virtually our entire lineup benefits from new powertrains, Ford-exclusive smart technology and more safety features."

"We are committed to being the best or among the best in fuel economy with every new Ford product in its segment," said Derrick Kuzak, the group vice president, at Ford Motor Company Global Product Development. "We are making this happen with one of the most extensive powertrain upgrades ever for Ford. By the end of 2010, nearly all of Ford’s North American engines will be upgraded or replaced."

"Ride in a vehicle like the new 2009 Ford Flex and you’ll be amazed at the quiet interior," Kuzak affirms. "For many customers, not having to speak loudly in the back seat is a significant quality indicator. We are improving quality on every front and we’re serious about getting even better."