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  1. Initial scheduling and production is restricted to Dealer stock orders and vehicle colors are not a factor. I've never seen a paint color listed as "late availability". Retail orders don't start scheduling until the "Okay to Buy" status is achieved which is after 5 consecutive days of production without defects which is usually when the initial shipping authorization is issued. The "Okay to Buy" status is usually achieved within the first 4-6 weeks of production. Until then, all produced units are held at the plant pending additional potential work to repair detected defects in units produced prior to the "Okay to Buy' status being achieved. It takes time to clear out and ship all the stock units that have been sitting at the plant but once the "Okay to Buy" status is reached, units produced are released for immediate shipping.
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    Mustang Mach Order Placed

    The Job #1 Date is the production start date for the new Model Year.
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    2021 Mustang Mach-E

    2021 Mustang Mach-E scheduling starts 08/20/2020.
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    Mustang Mach Order Placed

    With a Job #1 Date on 10/26/2020 and the usual slow production ramp up with a new model, especially with all the media attention expected for the Mach-E, vehicles probably won't start to arrive at dealerships until at least mid-December or later. As such, I'm surprised they don't introduce the Mach-E as a 2022MY which would be easy.
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    Mustang Mach Order Placed

    Per Friday's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin), here's the production timetable for the 2021 Mustang Mach-E. 06/22/2020 - 2021MY Order Bank Open Date 08/20/2020 - 2021MY Scheduling Begins 10/26/2020 - 2021MY Job #1 Date
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    Goodbye Continental

    The Lincoln Division has been poorly managed for decades. The last time it was distinctive was back in the '70's and '80's with the iconic waterfall grille on the Mark IV/V series and the Town Cars. They were unmistakable on the road and you could spot them a half mile away. Then they started changing the design language but never did anything that had the same impact and they kept changing the look every few years. The one thing that's been consistent is the inconsistent commitment to the Lincoln brand. In the past 10 years the company has been pouring billions of dollars into the brand to try to save/revitalize the brand and it's image. At least now all the Lincoln models have a unified appearance. The new models may be very good regarding quality, etc. The big problem is that there's nothing distinctive about a Lincoln and you can easily pass by one and not even realize it.
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    Production Week Scheduling Information

    FYI... The 2021 Mustang Mach-E scheduling and Job#1 Date (10/26/2020) information was posted in the Mustang Forum.
  8. Per today's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin), here's the production timetable for the 2021 Mustang Mach-E. 06/22/2020 - 2021MY Order Bank Open Date 08/20/2020 - 2021MY Scheduling Begins 10/26/2020 - 2021MY Job #1 Date
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    Order Guide Updates

    Order guides have been updated for the following vehicles. 2020 Ford Transit 2021 Ford Transit Connect There are no Lincoln order guide updates.
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    Goodbye Continental

    This is old news for the Continental in the U.S.
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    news coming....

    Here's some of the new website banners for Mach-E marketing released to Dealers.
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    news coming....

    Here's some of the new Mach-E marketing photos that Ford released to Dealers.
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    Paint Color Code?

    Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat = D4. It's in the 2020 F-150 Order Guide which you can download from the Dealer Order Guides section.
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    Order Guide Updates

    FYI... There are no Ford or Lincoln Order Guide updates available today.
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