Ford Boosts Expedition, Lincoln Navigator Production
Photo of the Kentucky Truck Plant courtesy of Ford.
Ford Motor Co. is increasing production of its Expedition and Lincoln Navigator large SUVs by investing $25 million in the Kentucky Truck Plant where they are built, the company has announced.
Ford has seen "surging demand" for new-generation models of the nameplates, including the 2018 Expedition and the 2018 Navigator, according to a release.
With the investment, the plant will add advanced manufacturing upgrades that include 400 new robots, enhanced data analytics that help the plant operate more efficiently, and a 3D printer that allows workers to make parts and tools more quickly and cheaper.
Ford has invested $925 million in the Kentucky Truck Plant, and has boosted production targets for full-size SUVs about 25% since the fall.