Ford 1.0 EcoBoost to be replaced by Mahindra's 1.2 TGDI in 2020 (India)

Ivan Leon

Executive Member
May 27, 2008
It has become evident by now that the move to the more stringent BS6 emission norms is expected to have a wide-ranging impact on the engine strategy of automakers in India.

The latest automaker to be affected by it is Ford, and, according to sources, its award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine will be discontinued from its India line-up from April 2020.

At present, this direct-injection turbo-petrol engine is almost entirely imported and the additional cost of upgrading it to BS6 is working out to be very expensive. Besides, despite its brilliant performance, the EcoBoost version accounts for just five percent of EcoSport sales.

The lack of demand is believed to be largely due to the price of the EcoBoost variant of the EcoSport, and also because of its fuel efficiency that’s known to plummet with heavy throttle inputs.


Ford will instead use Mahindra's new direct-injection version of the 1.2-litre, three-cylinder turbo, dubbed Turbo GDI (TGDI), as part of the collaboration the two auto majors that was first announced back in 2017.

Since then, several further announcements have been made that have deepened the scope of the Mahindra-Ford partnership. This includes co-development of products as well as sharing powertrains.

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