2.3-Liter EcoBoost-Powered Mustang To Not Carry SVO Designation After All?

A few days ago, we speculated (in an educated fashion) that Ford might call the 2.3-liter EcoBoost-equipped sixth-gen 2015 Mustang SVO. In fact, many of you liked the idea, according to this poll. Then came along a discovery of a document containing the upcoming pony’s body codes and, lo and behold, a four-cylinder turbocharged model wasn’t even listed!

Given that Ford has already confirmed the availability of the 2.3-liter EcoBoost in the new Mustang, the lack of a specific body code for a model with the turbocharged inline four indicates that the engine will be an option on the V6 Mustang, rather than a free-standing trim level slotting between the 3.7 V6 and 5.0 V8 GT. The move makes sense, given that the 2.3-liter EcoBoost will be the “base” engine in international-market Mustangs. That said, it’s also possible that the document upon which we’re basing these assumptions could be illegitimate, outdated, or simply inaccurate.

Either way, we’ll find out for sure in the coming weeks as the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit gets underway.

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