The worldwide computer chip shortage is still impacting Ford’s inventory, production, and dealership sales in Kansas City.
Ford recently announced plans to halt production of the Ford Transit van at the Kansas City Assembly plant in Claycomo because of inventory shortages dominoing their way through automotive supply chains.
- 5th Largest employer in Kansas City
- 7,250 employees
- Ford F150 production continues
Ford is one of Kansas City’s largest employers, and this year’s ongoing production shutdowns dramatically affect the customers of local dealers like Gary Crossley Ford. Ford employees are often some of the most loyal Ford owners and buyers.
Ford F Series sales beat the competition by a country mile this summer
US auto sales were down across the board compared to last year as all manufacturers are being affected by chip shortages, but Ford sales are increasing from month to month. The F Series trucks play a large hand in boosting sales numbers. Third-quarter F Series truck sales outpaced Ram and Chevrolet’s Silverado numbers by hefty margins
“Ford closed the third quarter with a stronger performance than it started. Ford’s September sales exceeded our expectations and outperformed the market,” said automotive analyst Michelle Krebs in a report from the Detroit Free Press.
Trucks are working their way back onto dealer lots and quickly into eager customer hands.
“It appears that Ford got shipments of chips, plugged them into some of the vehicles that had been built and parked awaiting parts and shipped them out to dealerships, where they were snapped up by buyers,” Krebs adds.
“We have been watching Ford’s supply improve in recent weeks. Ford starts the final quarter of the year with somewhat better supply than it started the third quarter and better than some of its key competitors.”
If you’ve been waiting all summer to get your hands on an F150, the time for waiting may be over
With the assembly lines running in Claycomo and fresh F150 inventory rolling into Gary Crossley Ford, now may be the time to act. And whether we have your new Ford F150 in stock now, whether it’s on the way to us even as we speak, or whether we have to order the exact truck you want in your color with your options, you know you’re going to get a great deal and a great time at Gary Crossley Ford in Kansas City.