Ford announced it will create 450 new jobs in Cleveland building the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine. The engine is already found in the 2013 Ford Escape.
The Ford Motor Co. announced Thursday it is expanding production and adding new jobs to the EcoBoost Engine Production Plant in Cleveland.
Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of The Americas, spoke at the Cleveland, Ohio plant Thursday. Ford will invest nearly $200 million and add 450 jobs at the Cleveland Engine Plant. The workers will build the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine, which is in 95 percent of the Ford lineup.
“This is our One Ford plan at its best – giving customers the power of choice to decide which fuel-efficient engine is best tailored to their needs,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of The Americas. “Cleveland Engine Plant was the first to produce EcoBoost engines and will continue to be a cornerstone of Ford’s strategy to deliver affordable fuel economy for millions.”
The 2013 Nissan Leaf will have a dramatic price drop in 2013, according to Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn.
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn announced a massive price drop for the base model 2013 Nissan Leaf, making it the least expensive Electric Vehicle on the market.
The new starting price for the 2013 Nissan Leaf S starts at $28,800, a drop from the $35,000-plus price tag for the 2012 debut of this all electric model.
Ghosn, speaking at a forum during the North American International Auto Show, credited moving production from Japan to Tennessee as one of the major reasons for the price drop. The Leaf’s lithium-ion battery and electric motors are manufactured in the United States.
It’s almost time for the Cleveland Auto Show! This year’s show takes place between Feb. 25 and March 4 at the IX Center, and there are many fun events planned for the show.
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Ford rolled one out Tuesday afternoon, and announced it will come in three packages, GT500 Super Snake, GT350 and GTS. The vehicle will feature gold stripes on white or black paint, custom design in the interior, special wheels and a unique VIN.
The Elantra was chosen by a panel of 50 automotive journalists from the U.S. and Canada.
Ford also had a big day, which included the debut of the 2013 Ford Fusion. The four-door sedan will come in gas, hybrid and plug-in options, and the EcoBoost, 1.6 liter engine is expected to receive 26 mpg in the city and 37 mpg in the highway.