NEXT STAGE: Addition in 2024
Ford Motor Co. is delaying the start of production of battery-electric versions of the Explorer and Lincoln Aviator crossovers by roughly 18 months and no longer plans to build them in Cuautitlan, Mexico, paving the way to substantially hike Ford Mustang Mach-E output.
Ford informed suppliers in a December 2021 memo that the new EVs, previously code-named CDX746 and CDX747, are now slated to go into production in December 2024 as programs U759 and U760.
A copy of the memo was obtained and reviewed by Automotive News.
The automaker originally planned to begin output in mid-2023, suppliers say. Additionally, Ford informed suppliers that the vehicles are being moved from the Cuautitlan assembly plant to a yet-to-be-determined location, according to the memo.
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