DETROIT—Ford Motor Co. plans to launch nine new engines and six new transmissions in North America this year as part of a 5-year endeavor to update the entire powertrain lineup. Barb Samardzich, vice president-Global Powertrain Engineering, says the initiative began in 2008 and will continue through 2013. Globally the push for a new powertrain lineup will result in 60 new or significantly upgraded engines, she says today at a sneak peak of Ford’s North American International Auto Show ...

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