Is The Ford ‘Coyote’ V8 In Trouble? Production Has Been Moved Aside For ‘Godzilla’
There’s been a change in production for the V8. Ford is making the move “to better align with consumer demand,” according to FoxNews Auto.
It’s been confirmed the plant in Windsor, Canada, where the iconic 5.0-liter “Coyote” V8 for the Mustang and F-150 is currently built will go from three to two shifts.
Pickup buyers are largely to blame for the decline as a growing number of them are choosing one of the F-150’s V6 options instead of the V8, which now accounts for less than a quarter of F-150 sales. However, while V8 motors may be down, they’re not out. Along with continued production of the Coyote, the automaker will begin the manufacture of a new, lower volume 7.3-liter “Godzilla” V8. All affected employees will be offered the opportunity to transfer to this plant.