Ford Boosts Production of F-Series Super Duty in Response to Customer Demand | Edmunds

Ford Boosts Production of F-Series Super Duty in Response to Customer Demand


Just the Facts:
  • Customer demand for Ford's F-Series Super Duty trucks is rising, prompting the automaker to boost production at its Louisville truck plant.
  • Ford said it will invest $80 million and add 350 jobs at its Kentucky truck plant to increase production by about 15 percent.
  • The plant builds the Ford F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 Super Duty pickups, as well as the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator.

DEARBORN, Michigan — Customer demand for Ford's F-Series Super Duty trucks is rising, prompting the automaker to boost production at its Louisville truck plant.

Ford said it will invest $80 million and add 350 jobs at its Kentucky truck plant to increase production by about 15 percent or 55,000 units.

The plant builds the Ford F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 Super Duty pickups, as well as the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator. The F-Series Super Duty is the bigger sibling to Ford's best-selling F-150 pickup truck.

"Customer demand for F-Series Super Duty trucks is growing substantially," said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of The Americas, in a statement on Thursday.

The revised 2015 F-Series Super Duty will go on sale this spring, Ford said. The F-450 pickup truck will be on sale by this summer.

The F-Series Super Duty gets a more powerful 6.7-liter V8 turbodiesel engine with a new, larger turbocharger, Ford said. The upgrade results in greater towing capacity.

Pricing has not been announced.

The F-Series Super Duty competes with the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado HD, GMC Sierra HD and Ram 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks.

Edmunds says: It should be much easier to get your hands on a Ford F-Series Super Duty as Ford pledges to increase production.

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