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    Production Week Scheduling Information

    No new information available. A national search via Ford's Vehicle Locator shows a total of 26 Escape PHEV's with an "In Plant" status and none in stock.
  2. Correction... Transit Connect production was moved from Turkey to Valencia, Spain several years ago.
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    2021 Lincoln Navigator Production Information

    Per Friday's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin) here's the updated production timetable for the 2020/2021 Lincoln Navigator. 09/04/2020 - 2020MY Fleet Final Order Due Date 09/17/2020 - 2020MY Last Day to Spec Change 11/30/2020 - 2020MY Job Last Date (Split Day) 09/16/2020 - 2021MY Order Bank Open Date 10/15/2020 - 2021MY Scheduling Begins 11/30/2020 - 2021MY Job #1 Date (Split Day)
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    2021 Expedition Production Information

    Per Friday's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin) here's the updated production timetable for the 2020/2021 Ford Expedition. 09/04/2020 - 2020MY Fleet Final Order Due Date 09/17/2020 - 2020MY Last Day to Spec Change 11/30/2020 - 2020MY Job Last Date (Split Day) 09/16/2020 - 2021MY Order Bank Open Date 10/15/2020 - 2021MY Scheduling Begins 11/30/2020 - 2021MY Job #1 Date (Split Day)
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    Production Week Scheduling Information

    PRODUCTION WEEK SCHEDULING - WEEK OF 09/28/2020
  6. Am I missing something here? Why are the discussions involving Maverick vs. Transit Connect when they're totally different vehicles serving different customer needs?
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    F350 order help

    If you can tell me when you got the VIN number I can give you a very rough estimate of the potential production week. Again, your Dealer has all this information.
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    F350 order help

    I don't know how long you've had the VIN number or when your vehicle is scheduled for production but the Window Sticker is not available and the vehicle hasn't been invoiced yet. If you're just asking a sales representative at the dealership for status updates you need to talk directly to the sales manager, general manager or the individual responsible for managing the dealership's order bank. Your dealer has 24/7 access to Ford's Vehicle Visibility program that provides vehicle status updates.
  9. The problem with the lease payments is that what Ford can advertise doesn't reflect what's required in certain states. In CT, the Ford leases are required to include the property taxes which can bump the payments a lot. So what you might see advertised in many markets doesn't reflect what the actual costs or payments are. Why is Bronco Sport production limited to only 100K units? Ford's spending all this money to retool a plant to produce a vehicle that is getting so much interest and reservations and production will be limited? Doesn't make sense. What are the capacity issues?
  10. Absolutely! The problem is getting the SE Sport Hybrid that Ford treats as a commodity issue and makes difficult if not impossible to get scheduled.
  11. They're two different vehicles that will appeal to different customer needs, etc.
  12. You can't compare the Bronco Sport to the Escape or any other vehicle. It's not going to sell on price. Bronco Sport buyers are going to buy first because of the unique look, the Bronco name, etc. It's an impulse decision for many and not because of price.
  13. Yes, but Ford's had heavy incentives on the EcoSport's which is making them very attractive price wise. It's a big factor for customers looking at payments considering it's now Ford's entry level vehicle.
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    2022 Navigator refresh coming?

    Sorry but the days of a V8 being available in the Navigator or Expedition are over. There's little need for a V8 in either with the technology and benefits of the newer 3.5L EB powertrain. The need for a V8 is different for the F-Series.
  15. Pricing and incentives are still issues with the Escape. I understand the whole profit vs. pricing point but sales in my market are about a third of what they were making it appear that Ford's pricing themselves out of the market and losing volume to the competitors. I could count on one hand the number of new Escape's I've seen on the road. And the only place I've heard negative reviews is online here. Escape sales not being important is just an excuse. The Bronco Sport may be a big success but there's no reason why the Escape couldn't be either. Then they'd be realizing the volume and profit potential on two vehicles instead of just one.
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