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Record Ford Escape sales leading to an additional 8,500 being built in Louisville

Escape sales totaled 129,805 through May

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 7, 2017) — Ford Escape and Lincoln MKC sales are off to their best start in company history during the first five months of the year, prompting the company to shorten the traditional two-week summer shutdown at Louisville Assembly Plant to build more than 8,500 additional vehicles there.

LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 13, 2012 -- Workers at Ford's Louisville Assembly Plant assemble the all-new Escape after an employee celebration to mark the  million transformation of the facility. Ford added 1,800 jobs for a second shift at the plant earlier this year, and will be adding another 1,300 to a third shift starting in the third quarter. Photo by: Sam VarnHagen/Ford Motor Co.

“The record sales for Ford Escape through May are being driven by strong demand from our retail customers,” said Raj Nair, Ford’s executive vice president and president – North America. “This is our strongest ever retail start for Escape, with retail sales up more than 6 percent versus this time last year.”

Ford Escape sales totaled 129,805 through May of this year, a 3 percent increase versus the same time period last year and our best ever start to the year for Escape. Lincoln MKC sales totaled 11,161 in the first five months of the year, up approximately 10 percent over this time period last year.

Louisville Assembly Plant is the only assembly plant in North America that will shorten the summer shutdown period. The remainder of Ford assembly plants in North America will have a traditional two-week summer shutdown.

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