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    Order Guide Updates

    The updated 2021 Lincoln Aviator Order Guide (Canada) has been uploaded to the Dealer Order Guides section.
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    '20 November Sales/Chart

    2020MY Mustang Balance Out Date is 12/16/2020 with 2021MY Mustang Job #1 Date on 01/04/2021. 2021MY Ranger Job #1 Date is 12/07/2020. The latest FDNB (Fleet Bulletin) shows the week of December 28th as the only scheduled "down" week for Ranger.
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    '20 November Sales/Chart

    I wish so many would stop the silly speculation, etc. about Mach-E sales when the first year production is limited to 50,000 units with half committed to the EU for compliance.
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    Order Guide Updates

    Updated Ford & Lincoln Order Guides have been uploaded to the Dealer Order Guides section for the following vehicles: 2021 Bronco Sport 2021 EcoSport 2021 Escape 2021 Escape PHEV 2021 Expedition 2021 Mustang 2021 Super Duty Pick-Up 2021 Bronco Sport (Canada) 2021 EcoSport (Canada) 2021 Edge (Canada) 2021 Escape (Canada) 2021 Expedition (Canada) 2021 F-150 (Canada) 2021 Mustang (Canada) 2021 Ranger (Canada) 2021 Lincoln Nautilus 2021 Lincoln Navigator 2021 Lincoln Nautilus (Canada) 2021 Lincoln Navigator (Canada)
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    Production Week Scheduling Information

    Your Dealer has 24/7 access to Ford's Vehicle Visibility system which provides all updates to order, production and shipping status. The date an order is placed does not determine when an order is scheduled unless your Dealer has scheduling allocation available among other factors. This forum is for general production information and not for tracking individual vehicle orders.
  6. Snow pony? An AWD Ford Mustang might happen, here's how. Snow pony could be added to the Mustang lineup. https://www.foxnews.com/auto/four-wheel-drive-ford-mustang
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    Production Week Scheduling Information

    FORD SCHEDULING NOTES (NEW YORK REGION) FOR 12/03/2020 On Thursday, December 3, EcoSport orders will not be selected for scheduling. Bronco Sport OTD Scheduling – Due to commodity constraints on the 18" Machined-face Aluminum Ebony Black Painted Wheel (64M) and the Moonroof, which is included in the Big Bend Package (96P), please consider removing this wheel and/or the Big Bend Package from your Big Bend orders to prevent scheduling delays. 2021MY Bronco Sport Outer Banks Package – As communicated during this wholesale, the Outer Banks Package (96T) is a 0% national control, meaning it is not available to amend in WBDO until further notice. However, the Outer Banks Entity (R9C) is available for scheduling this production cycle. 2021MY Expedition STX Package – 21MY Expedition STX Package (104A Pep Package) will not be selected for scheduling until further notice. 21MY Ranger Tremor Off Road Package - The Tremor Off Road Package (91T) on the 21MY Ranger will not be selected for scheduling until further notice.
  8. Nikola and GM revamp deal in new agreement. Companies will develop prototype using GM's Hydrotec fuel cell powertrain. https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/nikola-gm-hydrogen-semis
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    2022 Transit Connect Production Information

    Not really. The schedule only differs by about a month. The Job #1 Date for the 2021MY was 05/18/2020 and for the 2022MY it's 04/19/2021. Someone else may have a better idea but I'm not expecting the 2022MY to be the next generation Transit Connect. There's also the question we don't have an answer to about whether Ford is still considering moving production to Mexico for the North American market.
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    Production Week Scheduling Information

  11. Per Friday's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin) the following timetable has been updated for the 2021/2022MY Transit Connect 12/25/2020 - 2021MY Fleet Final Order Due Date 01/14/2021 - 2021MY Last Day to Spec Change 04/16/2021 - 2021MY Balance Out Date 01/11/2021 - 2022MY Order Bank Open Date 02/11/2021 - 2022MY Scheduling Begins 04/19/2021 - 2022MY Job #1 Date
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    Another new V8 ?

    There's no way that Ford is going to spend what it would cost to develop a new V12 in the changing marketplace without utilizing it for a Ford product first. Not going to happen.
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    Tesla stock

    Agreed but Tesla has a big head start with plants in the USA, China and the plant being constructed in Germany. All the other manufacturers combined don't produce or sell anywhere near the volume of BEV vehicles that Tesla does, at least for now. Tesla's reducing prices to compensate for the loss of the federal tax credits to keep volume up while showing profits because of the carbon credit sales to other manufacturers. There's no question that within the next few years that those carbon sales are going to disappear but we don't know how soon new battery technology will be available that could be a factor. As other manufacturers are advancing their BEV plans, Tesla's not sitting still either and I expect learning from their mistakes. It'll be interesting to see how things play out in the next year or two. And still, as critical as many are of Tesla for so many reasons, and of Musk, one has to respect the performance of SpaceX.
  14. Unfortunately, the Chicago plant isn't going to go away. The problem is a management issue both with Ford and the UAW. Ford is ultimately responsible and won't solve a lot of the issues until they start to address the issues and hold the UAW accountable for its share of the problems.