Supplier Spotlight

Video Exclusives

Mercedes-Benz unveils its revamped G-Class

gtr

The all-new G-Class makes its public debut at the Detroit auto show in G550 form. Completely redeveloped and fitted with a 4.0-liter V8 biturbo gasoline engine offering 427ps and 450 lb-ft of torque at 2,000rpm to 4,750rpm, despite near-identical looks to its predecessor plenty has changed for the Mercedes-Benz SUV.


Ford’s F150 pickup gets its first diesel motor

gtr

Developed by the powertrain team behind the 6.7-liter Power Stroke engine for super duty trucks, the all-new 3.0-liter V6 Power Stroke unit promises 250ps, 440 lb-ft of torque, and an anticipated 5175kg of towing capacity.


Click here/on image to watch video

In light of Fisker's solid-state battery breakthrough and claims of a one minute charge time, will this electric vehicle technology development kick-start mass BEV uptake? 

News

Ford announces US$2.5bn investment for new engine transmission plants in Mexico

Ford has announced a US$2.5bn investment in two new facilities in Mexico – an engine plant in the state of Chihuahua, and a transmission facility in the state of Guanajuato.

The investment, which comes during the celebration of Ford’s 90th anniversary in Mexico, will bring 3,800 direct new jobs, plus additional indirect positions, to Mexico. Ford officials announced the investment during a ceremony with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and other members of the country’s federal government.

“Ford is making a significant commitment to our business in Mexico with investment in two new facilities, while aiming to make our vehicles even more fuel-efficient with a new generation of engines and transmissions that our team in Mexico will build,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s president of the Americas. “These new engines and transmissions will help deliver even better driving experiences and fuel economy gains for customers around the world.”

The new engine facility is being built within Ford’s Chihuahua Engine Plant, where the company will produce a new gasoline-powered engine. The US$1.1bn investment and 1,300 new jobs will allow Ford to export engines to the USA, Canada, South America and the Asia-Pacific region, supporting the company’s growing small car line-up.

An additional US$200m investment, as well as the creation of 500 new jobs, is tied to the expansion of Ford’s current I-4 and diesel engines production in Chihuahua. As a result of these investments, the Ford Engine Plant in Chihuahua will become the biggest engine plant in Mexico.

Ford is also building a new transmission plant within the premises of transmission supplier and longtime partner Getrag, which is based in Irapuato in the state of Guanajuato. The US$1.2bn investment brings approximately 2,000 new jobs and the new plant – Ford’s first transmission facility in Mexico – and will produce two all-new automatic gearboxes for key products primarily in South America, Europe and Asia Pacific, as well as other North American markets.

“Today’s announcement is an important milestone in Ford’s 90-year history in Mexico,” said Gabriel Lopez, Ford of Mexico’s president and CEO. “Currently within Ford, Mexico is the fourth-largest vehicle producer, the fourth-largest engine producer, and is the second-largest nation supplying Ford’s global manufacturing facilities. We look forward to delivering even more great products, including new engines and now transmissions, to serve Ford customers around the world.”

Ford has 11,300 employees in Mexico. The Ford Fiesta, Fusion and Lincoln MKZ, as well as the hybrid versions of both, are manufactured in Mexico. Ford has also established an Engineering Center in Mexico, which employs more than 1,100 engineers to support global projects. 

April 21, 2015

22 April 2015


RECEIVE THE
LATEST NEWS


Your email address:





Read Latest Issue
International Engine of the Year Awards
Read Latest Issue

Web Exclusive Articles

Hyundai 2019 Veloster N: The Knowledge
Designed specifically for the US market and officially unveiled at the 2018 Detroit auto show this month, Hyundai’s 2.0-liter turbocharged Veloster N has been developed to deliver driveability rather than outright performance statistics.
Read Now

Renault Trucks reveals how mixed reality can improve engine quality control
Renault Trucks, in collaboration with Immersion, is evaluating the potential of mixed reality to deliver a new, faster and more reliable quality control process at its Lyon engine manufacturing site.
Read Now

BAIC Motor on the industry’s fuel economy performance ambitions
BAIC has teamed up with Siemens to implement vehicle energy management and model-based systems engineering as the Chinese OEM works towards optimal fuel efficiency
Read Now

Read Latest Issue

Supplier Spotlight

Supplier SpotlightClick here for listings and information on leading suppliers covering all aspects of the engine technology industry. Want to see your company included? Contact aboobaker.tayub@ukimediaevents.com for more details.

Submit your industry opinion

Industry BlogDo you have an opinion you'd like to share with the engine technology community? We'd like to hear your views and opinions on the leading issues shaping the industry. Share your comments by sending up to 500 words to d.slavnich@ukimediaevents.com

Submit Your Recruitment Ad

Recruitment AdTo send us your recruitment advertising or to receive information on placing a banner please email aboobaker.tayub@ukimediaevents.com