Ford Australia has announced plans to add the company's global EcoBoost engine to the local Mondeo line-up in the coming months, following its launch in Europe last year.
Arriving in mid-2011, the updated Mondeo will be followed by the long-awaited EcoBoost Falcon - the first application of any EcoBoost engine in a rear-wheel-drive vehicle.
The announcement follows news last week that Ford's 2011 Territory would be the first Ford vehicle in the world to feature the company's 2.7 litre Duratorq diesel engine.
Ford Australia says that close to 85 per cent of its vehicle line-up will be all-new or significantly updated within the next 12 months.
As for the Mondeo beating the company's large sedan to market with its brand-new engine, Ford Australia boss Bob Graziano said the Belgium-sourced Mondeo has always been a pioneer for Ford.
"The Mondeo was the first Ford vehicle in Australia to include elements of our 'kinetic design' styling language and, more importantly, it began to change the way that many people thought about the Ford brand," Graziano said.
"Mondeo will again take on the role of pioneer for the introduction of this new and innovative technology that characterises Ford's ambitious product launch calendar for 2011."
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