Originally Posted by suss6052
I'm not sure they have the additional production volume to support launching that engine in three cars in North America for the next model year. They were playing it cautious initially with the 2.0L EcoBoost by only rolling it out in two models the first year, the Edge and Explorer. However now for 2013 it will be available in the Taurus, Focus ST, Escape, Fusion, as well as the Edge and Explorer or 6 product lines in 2013.
It would be one thing if they were producing these engines in North America, but they are currently importing every single EcoBoost i4 from Spain for the 2.0L (Valencia), and I believe Bridgend for the 1.6L which is in the U.K. That is expensive. The 2.0L GDI engine on the other hand is built right here in Dearborn, Michigan.
I really don't know where you're hearing that the powertrain line up will be different in the 2013 Focus in Canada, so far with the MK3 that hasn't been the case in 2012.
They are about to start building a few different EB i4 engines again in the Windsor plant I believe (I don't think the Oakville plant has the ability)... there was some talk about this on blueovalforums , which is an employee site, so, it sounds legit anyway.