Ford Canada will begin mass production in Windsor, Ontario, of new V-8 engines for the automaker's next-generation F-150 pickup truck.

The automaker said yesterday that the new 5.4-liter Triton V-8 engines will go into full production by the middle of next year in Windsor, where Ford says nearly $700 million has been spent to expand the company's engine-making operations.

The new engine uses a three-valve cylinder head produced by the Windsor engine plant, which will be shipped across the city to an all-new production line at the Essex engine plant for final assembly.

The engine is already being produced in limited quantities for export to Australia for use in Ford's Falcon sedans. However, the company said it does not expect the increased production to result in new jobs.