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2020 Ford Super Duty: An In-Depth Look At Dearborn’s Big Slugger

The 2020 Ford Super Duty enters a market with stiff competition from GM and Ram. Ford designs and builds all their heavy-duty engine and transmission combinations in house. The 2020 Super Duty is the most tested truck in Ford’s history, logging an excess of 15 million miles.  Meet the 2020 Ford Super Duty. It’s bigger. It’s badder. And in one striking way, it’s a little familiar. Glancing over the specs, one item will stand out immediately for Ford fans: that is the return of the 7.3. Although...
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Ford To Resume F-150 Production After Extraordinary Efforts

Despite a massive fire at the Meridian Magnesium Products facility in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant will resume F-150 production on Friday, May 17th. Ford says the supply chain for the Super Duty is also restored, and production should restart at the Kentucky Truck Plant by Monday, May 21st. The Kansas City Assembly Plant, which produces F-150s, is also scheduled to resume operations by May 21st. “While the situation remains extremely dynamic, our teams are focused on retur...
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Nearly 350,000 2018 Ford Expedition, F-150 Trucks Recalled for Shifter Issue

Ford has issued two separate safety recalls that involve potential transmission problems. Affected vehicles include newer editions of the Ford Expedition, F-Series, Mustang, and Lincoln Navigator. Unseated gear shift cable clip (2018 Ford F-150, 2018 Ford Expedition, 2018 Ford F-650 and F-750) The Problem: Normally, there is a clip that locks the gear shift cable to the transmission. But on certain Ford trucks and SUVs, this clip may not be fully seated. Over time, this problem can cause the ...
Tags: News, Ford Mustang, Ford, North America, Ohio Assembly Plant, Kansas City Assembly Plant, Ford Expedition, Kentucky Truck Plant, Lincoln Navigator, Flat Rock Assembly Plant, Kentucky Truck, Dearborn Assembly Plant, Lincoln Navigator Unseated

Ford’s Kentucky Truck Plant Responds To Growing Luxury Vehicle Demand

The Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator are selling like hotcakes! Lincoln dealers say they cannot order new Navigators fast enough; the luxury SUVs are on the lot an average of just seven days before being sold. It’s a similar story for the Expedition, with an increased transaction price of $7,800 and retail sales up nearly 57 percent last month. Like the Navigator, the new Expedition is lucky to spend a week on dealer lots, with the high-level Platinum trim accounting for nearly 30 percent o...
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The New Navigator and Expedition are so Popular, Ford had to Boost Production

Earlier this month, the new Ford Expedition beat out four other three-row, full-size SUVs to take first place in our Beasts of Burden comparison. And the new Lincoln Navigator? Let’s just say the Cadillac Escalade better watch its back. As impressive as both these SUVs are, it should be no surprise that demand has been high. Apparently, though, demand has been so high, Ford had to speed up production just to keep up. Granted, we already knew the Navigator is flying off dealer lots. But today, Fo...
Tags: News, Ford, Cadillac Escalade, Ford Expedition, Kentucky Truck Plant, Lincoln Navigator, Navigator, Joe Hinrichs Ford

Ford revs up large SUV production to boost margins, challenge GM

Ford Motor Co said on Monday it will boost production targets for two large sport utility vehicles by 25 percent this year to challenge rival General Motors Co's hegemony in a highly profitable U.S. market segment and boost its own anemic profit margins. "We can sell every single vehicle we can produce here," Ford global operations president Joe Hinrichs said ahead of the announcement during a tour of the company's Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Kentucky where the new generation of Ford Ex...
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Ford Boosts Production of 2018 Lincoln Navigator to Meet Demand

Turns out SUV shoppers in America are absolutely loving the new 2018 Lincoln Navigator. In fact, they are selling so fast, Ford can barely keep up with demand. That is why they have injected an additional $25 million investment into their Kentucky Truck Plant, where the Navi is made, boosting its production capacity by 25 percent.  The now $925 million dollar plant is responsible for the production of 2018 Lincoln Navigator as well as the latest Ford Expedition SUV. Using advanced manufactur...
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Demand for Lincoln's new Navigator SUV is so high that Ford is spending $25 million to upgrade the factory that builds it (F)

Ford investing $25 million in its Kentucky Truck Plant. The facility has been upgraded with 400 robots and 3D-printing technology. The faster assembly lines will be better able to keep up with demand for the Navigator and Expedition SUVs. Ford's new-generation Navigator luxury SUV is so popular that dealers can't keep it on the lot.  To address that situation, Ford announced Monday that it will add another $25 million to its investment in its Kentucky Truck Plant, where the Navigator is buil...
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Death of man at Kentucky Ford plant under investigation

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a man at a Ford truck plant in Kentucky. Media outlets report that police responded to Ford’s Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville just before 1 a.m. Saturday. Officers found emergency personnel and Ford security attempting to save the man. Louisville police spokesman police spokesman Dwight […]
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The Evolution of Automotives: Part 3: Technological Advancement

Automoblog’s Katie Kapro examines how imaginative thinking and creative risks have influenced the modern automobile in this three-part miniseries. ( = || []).push({}); Part 1: Creative Engineering. Part 2: Throwbacks, Dream Machines, and Pretty Girls. When the word “technology” comes up in conversation, a handful of images generally pop into one’s head: wired gloves with motion sensors, long-armed machines assembling soldier robots, a glowing motherboard,...
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Ford Announces Kentucky Truck Plant Investment, Shifts Focus Production

( = || []).push({}); Ford Motor Company is investing $900 million into the Kentucky Truck Plant for upgrades to build the all-new Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator. The vehicles will arrive at Ford dealers this fall but also be exported to 55 markets globally, including the Navigator to China. The automaker says this latest investment in Kentucky will help improve the company’s “operational fitness” while building vehicles that “excite customers aroun...
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Ford investing an additional $900 million in Louisville plant

Ford Motor Co. is investing $900 million to upgrade its Kentucky Truck Plant to build all-new Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles. No new jobs will be added at the plant. This investment is in addition to a $1.3 billion investment and 2,000 new jobs the auto maker announced in late 2015. The Kentucky Truck Plant, on Chamberlain Lane, is one of two plants that Ford operates in Louisville. The company said in a news release that its revamped Expedition and Navigator vehicles will begi...
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Ford Upgrades Kentucky Truck Plant

As part of a huge retooling and expansion program at Ford's Kentucky Truck Plant to accommodate the changes and improvements to the 2017 Ford Super Duty, the automaker will add 2,000 employees and invest $1.3 billion. According to Automotive News , the huge growth spurt is largely due to the addition of a new body and paint shop for the Super Duty pickups and chassis cabs, but it is likely to also include production changes to the next-generation Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator full-size S...
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Ford adding 2,000 jobs to make 2017 aluminum-body Super Duty

Ford Motor Co. says it's adding 2,000 jobs and investing $1.3 billion at the Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville to build the new aluminum-body Super Duty truck.
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