Ford Increases Overtime Due to High 2019 Ford Ranger Demand

When it was announced that Ford will be bringing the Ranger nameplate back, the industry got excited — and it looks like this excitement isn’t going to die down anytime soon. The Ford Ranger has officially arrived, but even after Ford’s first month of shipping them out, the demand hasn’t gone down.

In fact, the 2019 Ford Ranger demand is so significant that Ford has decided to add overtime shifts to its Michigan Assembly Plant, which produces the sought-after truck. Just last month, Kumar Golhotra, Ford President of North America, mentioned that he expected to sell over 1,200 Ranger models in the truck’s first month back on the market.

He also mentioned that more than 300,000 people have shown interest in purchasing a Ford Ranger in the near future. Because of this data, the company thought it best to begin adding overtime shifts at the beginning of this month.

“Based on the orders coming in, and based on the hand-raisers, we think the demand’s going to be so strong, that starting in February our assembly plant will be going into massive overtime,” said Galhotra in a briefing.

Ford began producing the Ranger in October at the Michigan Assembly Plant. This plant in particular was on the receiving end of an $850 million investment in 2017, allowing it to focus more on body-on-frame vehicle production.

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2019 Ford F-150 Limited Considered Most Powerful Light-Duty Pickup Ever

Are you looking for a pickup truck that is both luxurious and powerful? Look no further than the 2019 Ford F-150 Limited. This trim level now comes with a high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine, which is typically found in the Raptor model. That means it’s officially the most powerful light-duty pickup in the United States.

This new engine gives the 2019 F-150 Limited 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque, easily making it the top truck in its segment. Along with the new engine, the Limited trim also has a new rear-bumper-integrated dual exhaust system.

These features aren’t the only thing that has changed for the F-150 Limited, though. Inside, the cabin has been refined, finding the perfect balance of luxury and Built Ford Tough-ness. A Miko® suede headliner, leather upholstery, and ash wood trim give this pickup truck that extra bit of a premium. There is also a new available Camel Back two-tone leather and front seats that come with Active Motion® for lumbar support and a massage feature.

The F-150 Limited also comes with a variety of advanced technologies to keep you connected and confident out on the road. This includes the optional Pro Trailer Backup Assist™, a standard 360-degree camera system, and the FordPass™ Connect 4G LTE modem, which allows you to connect up to 10 devices to WiFi.

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