The Auto Start-Stop system is now a standard feature in the entire lineup of 2017 Ford F-150 EcoBoost-equipped pickups. The Auto Start-Stop technology is a system which automatically shuts down the car engine when the car is in neutral state, and restarts the engine when the driver steps on the pedal again.
2016 F-150 with 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine offers Auto Start-stop function as standard equipment. With this technology, the model offers the best payload, EPA-estimated gas mileage, and towing capability in its class.
To further consolidate its status as the leading manufacturer of trucks in America, Ford has expanded the Auto Start-Stop function across all EcoBoost-equipped 2017 F-150 pickups, including the all-new F-150 Raptor. These 2017 F-150 models also come with powerful 3.5-litre Ecoboost engines, with the all-new high-output version for F-150 Raptor inclusive.
Doug Scott, Group Marketing Manager of Ford Truck expressed his satisfaction about the capability of Ecoboost engine, saying that EcoBoost has strengthened the 2016 F-150’s reputation as being the best in its class when it comes to towing.
But he pointed out that since every EcoBoost-equipped F-150 will feature standard Auto Start-Stop technology, it’s expected that customers’ fuel efficiency will improve too. The innovative technology, Auto Start-Stop function, which improves fuel economy and reduces CO2 emissions, could account for more than 60 percent of pickup sales, considering the rate Ecoboost is expanding.
This could make F-150 have the greatest number of nameplates providing standard Auto Start-Stop function. The Ford trucks available with the Auto Start-Stop function include the F-150 2.7-liter EcoBoost; 2017 F-150 2.7-liter EcoBoost, 3.5-liter EcoBoost, high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost; Focus 1.0-liter EcoBoost; 2017 Escape 1.5-liter EcoBoost, 2.0-liter twin-scroll EcoBoost; Edge 2.0-liter twin-scroll EcoBoost; and Fusion 1.5-liter EcoBoost.
Exclusively customized for truck customers, the Auto Start-Stop Technology for F-150 was developed by building on the expertise of Ford hybrid electric vehicle. Specifically, the technology allows smooth and refined engine restarts after it has shut down the engine when at a stop. This gives drivers the power they need when the situation requires it.