Getting quality and performance right from the first car out of the factory is never easy, but Ford faces added challenges after the two-month-plus COVID-19 shutdown of assembly plants.
In September, Ford’s scheduled big production launches are: F-150 at the Rouge Complex in Dearborn in September, Mustang Mach-E in Cuauttilan, Mexico, and Bronco Sport in Louisville. The Bronco will be produced in Wayne, Michigan, February 2021.
This year, “we had to adjust schedules to a degree due to COVID-19,” Ford North America Chief Operating Officer Lisa Drake said. The lost time when people would have been physically in the plants installing new manufacturing equipment will delay when production of some vehicles begins slightly, but engineers unexpectedly got a couple of extra months to live with the new vehicles, time to spot issues and refine performance.
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