Ford Kicks Off Production of the All-New 2015 Ford Edge
Ford Motor Company has recently announced, the official production of the all-new 2015 Ford Edge in its Oakville Assembly plant. With an investment of $700 million, the Oakville Assembly plant has undergone a huge expansion, transforming it into one of the most competitive and advanced global manufacturing plants in Canada.
The enhancements at Oakville Assembly will enable Ford to shift production more quickly and efficiently to meet the increasing consumer demand. According to Ford, worldwide demands for utility vehicles are up 88 per cent since 2008 and utilities now account for 19 per cent of the global automotive market. The segment is expanding more than three times the rate of the industry overall.
“The all-new Ford Edge is a true global vehicle and a showcase of Ford’s product excellence,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s president of the Americas. “Thanks to the new capabilities at Oakville Assembly, the 2015 Edge delivers improved driving dynamics, quality, quietness, interior space and even more technology, and we are proud for our Canadian team to start bringing Edge to customers in even more markets around the world.”
The all-new 2015 Ford Edge will be the first Ford vehicle in North America powered by the company’s new twin-scroll 2.0-litre EcoBoost® engine. The 2015 model is the first Edge to come standard with EcoBoost power. This new twin-scroll 2.0-litre EcoBoost engine is expected to be more responsive and fun to drive, with better performance feel, compared to the current 2.0-litre EcoBoost engine.
The 2015 Ford Edge goes on sale this spring and will be available in a new range-topping Titanium series, as well as the base SE model and SEL series.