Ford Launches F-150 Production at Kansas City Assembly
Ford has kicked off production of the 2015 F-150 at its Kansas City Assembly Plant, bolstering production of the all-new pickup truck at Dearborn Truck Plant.
“The all-new F-150 has surpassed our expectations—setting new standards for full-size truck capability, technology and efficiency,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president, The Americas. “With production starting at Kansas City Assembly, we are better poised to start meeting growing customer demand for our pickup.”
Thus far, the F-150 has proven popular with critics and consumers alike. Not only has the 2015 F-150 racked up a number of significant awards—including 2015 North American Truck of the Year, Kelley Blue Book Truck Best Buy, and Truck Trend Pickup Truck of the Year—but it’s also pulled in great sales through the first two months of the year. To date, the F-Series has racked up 109,606 sales in the US alone.
“The rollout of the all-new Missouri-made F-150 cements our position as America’s truck manufacturing headquarters and marks a historic moment that has been years in the making,” said Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon. “Six years ago, we made a commitment that the vehicles of the future would be built right here in the Show-Me State, and with today’s launch of the 2015 Ford F-150, we are delivering on that promise.”
Kansas City Assembly supports production of both the F-150 and the Transit van, and was recently the beneficiary of a $1.1 billion investment that resulted in more than 900 new jobs and an all-new body shop.