Ford’s 2017 Super Duty pickup brings $1.3bn investment & 2000 new jobs 0

Last week Ford announced that it will invest $1.3 billion at the Kentucky Truck Plant to build the new F-Series Super Duty pickup. This investment will create 2,000 new jobs at the plant and increase production, with the F-250, F-350, F450 and F-550 already being built there.

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The investment will go towards a new body-shop, upgrading facilities and retooling for the production of the new aluminium-body Super Duty models. Ford has previously invested more than $1.5 billion in the city of Louisville, as well as various other investments into its truck production.

“With the introduction of the all-new Ford Super Duty, America’s best-selling heavy-duty pickup, we expect to continue growing our truck leadership,” says Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of The Americas. “Through this investment, we are continuing to show our commitment to Kentucky and the city of Louisville, as well as bringing to customers industry-leading trucks to help them take care of business and earn a living.”

The demand for pickups is at its highest in the U.S, which shows Ford is investing into the right market. Thanks to the new aluminium body, the new Super Duty is said to be 350-pounds lighter and 24 times stiffer than the current model. “The all-new 2017 F-Series Super Duty pickup and chassis cab lineup is the toughest, smartest and most capable ever.”

The 2017 F-Series Super Duty will offer buyers three improved engine options: a 6.2-litre V8 petrol, a 6.8-litre V10 petrol and a 6.7-litre V8 diesel.

 

 

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