Gary Crossley Ford is proud to share that the Ford Motor Company is increasing production across North America to meet the strong customer demand for top-performing vehicles. We are excited to announce that Ford is fast-tracking the production of the Mustang Mach-E, F-150 Lightning, Bronco Sport, and Maverick due to popular demand.
In addition, we are preparing for Ford to launch all-new versions of four significant vehicles in 2023, including the Super Duty, Ranger, Mustang, and Escape. These vehicles are expected to continue the trend of our best-selling models in the Kansas City region.
According to Kumar Galhotra, President of Ford Blue, “We have had a strong start to 2023 sales, and we are moving to fast-track quality production. Increasing production benefits both our customers and our business.”
Through February, Ford has maintained its position as America’s number one selling overall brand, top truck manufacturer, and SUV brand. Moreover, their electric vehicle sales are up by 68 percent.
Ford Mustang Mach-e
The Mustang Mach-E has helped propel Ford to No. 2 in U.S. EV sales in 2022, and they are continuing to increase production their plant in Mexico. Changes at the Cuautitlán Izcalli manufacturing plant will allow Ford to nearly double its hourly production and bring its annual manufacturing run rate to a targeted 210,000 units by year’s end. With more than two-thirds of customers coming from other makes, the Mustang Mach-E is bringing new customers to Ford.
Ford Bronco Sport and the Ford Maverick
Ford is also increasing production for the Bronco Sport and Maverick to meet demand. Production is targeted to increase by more than 80,000 units this year, and Maverick was the No. 1 small truck in America in 2022. In addition, Ford brand SUV sales totaled 777,770, up 4.6% in 2022 versus 2021, led by the Bronco family of vehicles.
Ford F-150 Lightning
Production of the F-150 Lightning at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Michigan is on track to triple this year, targeting an annual production run rate of 150,000 by the end of 2023. The F-150 Lightning is the best-selling electric truck in the U.S., with sales of 3,600 through February, in addition to the 15,617 sales recorded in 2022. Overall, for the F-150 Lightning production increase, Ford is investing $2 billion across three plants in Michigan and adding 3,200 union jobs.
The Transit and E-Transit vans, America’s best-selling gas and electric vans in 2022, are also adding an additional crew in April at the Kansas City Assembly Plant just a few miles south of Gary Crossley Ford. Ford is targeting an annual production increase of 38,000, investing $95 million, and adding 1,100 union jobs as part of the production increase. Ford is America’s best-selling commercial van maker for 45 straight years.
Ford was also looking at ways to increase production at the Dearborn Truck Plant of the F-150 gas and hybrid trucks to meet continued strong demand. The F-Series holds the title of America’s best-selling truck for 46 consecutive years.
At Gary Crossley Ford, we are excited to see the strong customer demand for Ford vehicles and are committed to increasing production to meet this demand. We are proud to be selling vehicles from a company that values its customers and is constantly striving to improve its products and services to exceed customer expectations.