Ford Motor Co. has announced plans to introduce 23 new models next year around the world (including Lincoln-badged vehicles), 16 of which will be launched in North America.
“Next year, we are embarking on our most ambitious global launch year ever to meet customer demand for our products around the world,” said Raj Nair, group vice president, Ford global product development. “We are investing even more through our One Ford plan to serve more customers, in more segments – and deliver profitable growth.”
As we’ve previously mentioned, Ford will also open three new manufacturing facilities in 2014, two in Asia Pacific (China) and one in South America. Additionally, the Blue Oval automaker will add 11,000 jobs
next year - 6,000 in China and 5,000 in the United States.
And in case you missed it, earlier today Ford announced that 70 percent
of its North American vehicle lineup will get stop-start technology (Auto Start-Stop) by 2017.