Ford Making Strides in NVH
DEARBORN — Auto engineers will tell you that it can be difficult enough to get the right things done, the right decisions made, to improve their products and better satisfy their customers when their companies are operating in the black. Imagine the challenge when proposed improvements tie up scarce resources and cost real money when financial times are tough and ink is flowing crimson red.
Driven by customer research showing a growing demand for smooth, quiet engines, even in trucks, Ford Powertrain in January, 2001, launched a major focused effort to improve NVH across the board, beginning with the 260-hp 5.4-liter single-overhead-cam Triton V-8 popular in Ford’s F-150 pickups, Expedition, Excursion, Econoline and Lincoln Navigator.
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