EcoBoost Selling Despite Criticism
Ford's decision to increase production of its popular EcoBoost engine comes just weeks after Consumer Reports criticized turbocharged engines. Consumer Reports tested several models with turbocharged engines and said almost all of them delivered fewer MPG and a lower level of performance than automakers have been advertising.
(Read More: Turbocharged Vehicles Fall Short of Promised Mileage: Study.)
In particular, the magazine named five Ford models with EcoBoost engines that delivered lower than advertised fuel efficiency.
"That data is not consistent with what we are seeing internally and externally in the marketplace," Hinrichs said. "The demand for EcoBoost continues to rise. It is exceeding our expectations."
—By CNBC's Phil LeBeau; Follow him on Twitter @LeBeauCarNews
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