Ford http://apr.org en Ford's Little Engine That Could Challenge Hybrids http://apr.org/post/fords-little-engine-could-challenge-hybrids Ford Motor Co. intends to prove that good things come in small packages — really small packages. The company has taken engine downsizing to a new level with its new three-cylinder EcoBoost engine, which has been introduced in Europe and is set to hit the U.S. market next year.<p>The EcoBoost offers more power than many conventional four-cylinder engines, with fuel economy numbers a hybrid could envy. Tue, 24 Jul 2012 23:24:00 +0000 Tracy Samilton 15117 at http://apr.org Ford's Little Engine That Could Challenge Hybrids Ford Issues Recall http://apr.org/post/ford-issues-recall Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>NPR's business news starts with a recall from Ford.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)<p>MONTAGNE: A recall from Ford Motor Company comes with a strong and unusual message. If you own a certain 2013 model of the Ford Escape, the company says stop driving it. Ford issued this warning yesterday and said dealers will come pick up the SUVs from owners and drop off a loaner car.<p>The issue here is the fuel line. Ford says on Escapes with a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine, the fuel lines can crack and spill gasoline which can cause engine fires. Fri, 20 Jul 2012 08:39:00 +0000 National Public Radio 14885 at http://apr.org