Ford starts production of new engines in Cleveland

A cutaway of Ford's new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine is displayed during an announcement by the company at the Auto Show in Cleveland Friday, March 6, 2015. Ford announced it will begin production of the new engine and a smaller, 2.0-liter version, at their engine plant in nearby Brook Park, Ohio. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
A cutaway of Ford's new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine is displayed during an announcement by the company at the Auto Show in Cleveland Friday, March 6, 2015. Ford announced it will begin production of the new engine and a smaller, 2.0-liter version, at their engine plant in nearby Brook Park, Ohio. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND (AP) – Ford says it is starting production of two new engines at its plant in Cleveland.

The company said Friday that production is beginning at the plant on the 2.0-liter and 2.3-liter EcoBoost engines for vehicles built in North America. It will mark the first time those engines have been built in the U.S. They previously were built in Valencia, Spain.

The 2.0-liter engine will be available in the Ford Edge. The 2.3-liter engine will be available in the Ford Mustang, Explorer and Lincoln MKC.

The company in 2013 invested nearly $200 million and added 450 new jobs to support production of the EcoBoost engines in Cleveland.

Those engines were introduced in 2009 to reduce fuel consumption and emissions.

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