As you probably know, there’s a brand new Ford F-Series Super Duty lineup coming for the 2017 model year. To make that happen, the Blue Oval today announced a $1.3 billion investment at its Kentucky assembly plant, which will create 2,000 new jobs.
Since 2014, Ford has invested more than $1.5 billion in the commonwealth of Kentucky and the city of Louisville.
The money will be used for an all-new body shop, facility upgrades and retooling to build the new aluminum-bodied 2017 Ford F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 Super Duty pickups and chassis cabs.
The Kentucky truck plant has produced more than five million Ford F-Series Super Duty trucks since it opened in 1999. This is also where the Lincoln Navigator and Ford Expedition SUVs are made.
According to the company, the all-new 2017 F-Series Super Duty pickup and chassis cab lineup is the toughest, smartest, and most capable ever, with 16 class-exclusive new features and up to seven cameras making Super Duty the ultimate tow vehicle. It will go on sale late next year.