Ford is investing £70 million at its Bridgend engine plant in
The additional investment, which includes £13.4m of support from the Welsh Assembly government, will boost the plant’s production capacity to 1,000,000 units a year. This year employment rose to over 2,000 for the first time in the plant’s 28-year history.
The new 1.6-litre engines will go into production within two years and will be among the first of a new generation of global petrol engines, known as EcoBoost. EcoBoost engines will join the existing Ford Econetic range of diesel-engined vehicles. The new engines are expected to provide up to 20% better fuel economy and 15% lower CO2 emissions.
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