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ice-capades last won the day on December 31 2018

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    Ford Dealer Advertising & Inventory Manager

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    U.S. Northeast
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    Hamden, CT
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    2019 Mustang GT Fastback

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    2020 Ford Explorer

    Any time in the past, when the USOB opened and pricing was in the WBDO system, the pricing was accurate. This time there's no Price Level Code assigned and the pricing is substantially below the comparable 2019 Explorer Sport 4WD. Could Ford really be this aggressive with pricing on the new 2020 Explorer ST? Sure, maybe but very doubtful. If anything, there's always a price increase however small at times. If anything, there's almost always a price increase at the end of the Model Year so that the new model price increase looks smaller by comparison. I was going to price out a 2019 Explorer Sport 4WD with similar equipment to your order but the WBDO system is completely down this morning. Ford IT does their system maintenance on late Saturday night/Sunday morning for what it's worth. Anyway, I pulled a window sticker to use as a quick example of why I'm questioning the 2020MY pricing that's in the WBDO system. The MSRP on the attached 2019 Explorer Sport 4WD is $54,525 vs. $51,155 for your 2020MY Explorer ST 4WD and your order includes the $1,995 DVD Entertainment System which the 2019 Sport doesn't! No question that you'll have a great deal on the 2020 Explorer ST at those prices! No doubt, I'll anxious to see what the introduction prices are when Ford releases the actual 2020 Explorer Price List. Just wanted to provide this information to explain why I'm questioning the 2020MY that's in the WBDO system. 1FM5K8GTXKGB0014313_WS.pdf
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    2020 Ford Explorer

    The 2020 Lincoln Aviator Order Guide hasn't even been released yet so pricing is a non-issue still.
  3. No question that we'd all like to forget 2018 and look forward to the new product later this year. But the new product won't arrive until the 3rd and 4th Quarters and it'll take time for enough inventory to be in stock before the new model sales kick in. In addition, Ford needs to make sure that they do enough advertising to support the new model launches. Unfortunately, any time Ford's looking to cut costs they usually trim the marketing budget. And with all the talk about how much more successful GM's being profit wise with a rate double Ford's, those of us here know that a lot of that is because of the GM taxpayer bailout. GM's debt was wiped out so, of course their financials are going to look better.
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    2020 Ford Explorer

    The 2020 Explorer USOB (Unscheduled Order Bank) is open but Ford has not published the official introduction pricing yet. While the WBDO (Web Based Dealer Ordering) system is displaying prices, there is no Price Level code assigned yet. As such, be careful with any pricing assumptions. 2019MY vs. 2020MY Explorer prices are showing the 2020MY Explorers at prices well below the 2019's which would be very nice but not likely. Dealers are being told not to expect the 2020 Explorers to start hitting the ground until July. Balance out scheduling for the 2019 Explorers wasn't fun as there were a lot of scheduling commodity issues with XLT's with #202A particularly difficult to get scheduled.
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    Seen Any Rangers on the Street?

    Our first Ranger sat at the rail yard for 8 days but was finally delivered Thursday morning. Ranger #2 just went into production and is due to arrive the first week of February with Ranger #3 scheduled for production late February. Allocation for Ranger #4 should schedule next week. When we did our most recent "wholesale" meeting with our Ford Zone Manager we were offered allocation for 1 Ranger and we put in a supplemental request for 5 additional Rangers which we didn't get because there's just too little overall allocation available from Dearborn. As usual with a new model, it's going to be a while before production is at a point where there will be sufficient inventory for Dealer's to do any marketing, etc. All the Dealers in our area now have 1 Ranger each. Every Dealer is listing theirs at MSRP with one Dealer advertising theirs online at MSRP minus a $1,000 discount. That same store finally got a 2019 Mustang Bullitt a month ago which they're listing at $5,000 over MSRP and will never get.
  6. PRODUCTION WEEK SCHEDULING INFORMATION FOR THE WEEK OF 01/21/2019 2019 ECOSPORT Scheduling for Build Weeks 03/18/2019 & 03/25/2019 2019 EDGE Scheduling for Build Weeks 03/11/2019 & 03/18/2019 2019 ESCAPE Retail Scheduling 2019 EXPEDITION Scheduling for Build Week 02/18/2019 2019 EXPLORER Balanced Out 2020 EXPLORER Startup Scheduling on 02/28/2019 2019 F-150 Scheduling for Build Week 02/18/2019 2019 FIESTA Scheduling for Build Weeks 03/04/2019, 03/11/2019 & 03/18/2019 2019 FLEX Scheduling for Build Week 03/18/2019 2019 FUSION Retail Scheduling 2019 MUSTANG Scheduling for Build Weeks 03/11/2019 & 03/18/2019 2019 RANGER Scheduling for Build Weeks 03/11/2019 & 03/18/2019 2019 F-SERIES SD Scheduling for Build Week 02/18/2019 2019 TAURUS Balanced Out 2019 TRANSIT Scheduling for Build Week 03/11/2019 2019 TRANSIT CONNECT Scheduling for Build Weeks 03/18/2019 & 03/25/2019 2020 LINCOLN AVIATOR Startup Scheduling on 02/28/2019 2019 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL Scheduling for Build Weeks 03/11/2019 & 03/18/2019 2019 LINCOLN MKC Scheduling for Build Weeks 03/11/2019 & 03/18/2019 2019 LINCOLN MKT No Scheduling 2019 LINCOLN MKZ Scheduling for Build Weeks 03/11/2019 & 03/18/2019 2019 LINCOLN NAUTILUS Scheduling for Build Weeks 03/11/2019 & 03/18/2019 2019 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR Scheduling for Build Weeks 02/18/2019
  7. Just Released! The 2020 Explorer Order Guide has been uploaded to the Product Order Guides section. Enjoy!
  8. 2020 Explorer Order Guide View File 2020 Explorer Order Guide Submitter ice-capades Submitted 01/16/2019 Category Explorer  
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    2020 Explorer Order Guide

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    2020 Explorer Order Guide
  10. Just in case newer BOF members are wondering... Although the vehicle order guides are usually released on the day that the USOB (Unscheduled Order Bank) opens, it's also not unusual for the order guides to be released at a later date when Ford is still finalizing the ordering specifications, etc. Ford recently updated the 2020 Lincoln Aviator timetable to be a week later than the 2020 Explorer so it's possible that the 2020 Explorer Order Guide might not be released until next week. In any event, I'll continue to check Ford's sites for the 2020 Explorer Order Guide and upload it as soon as it's available!
  11. Well, here we go with another model getting rid of the shifter and getting a rotary/dial. I guess we'll have to prepare for the other Mustang models getting a rotary/dial shifter at some point.
  12. The 2020 Explorer Order Guide has not yet been released to Dealers either via the FMCDealer.com portal or the Ford Fleet site. I'll keep checking on a regular basis and upload it as soon as it becomes available!
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    Window Sticker Lookup

    Okay... Here's the Window Sticker for the 2013 Shelby GT500 Coupe. 1ZVBP8JZ8D5257171_WS.pdf
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    2019 Ranger Production Information

    Dealers had copies of the 2019 Ranger Packaging Guide and 2019 Ranger Preview Guide but not the regular product brochures that are available for the public. The brochures are not normally available until after vehicle production has started and final emission testing, etc. is completed for proper disclosure.
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    2019 Ranger Production Information

    Per Friday's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin) here's the latest information on the 2019 Ranger production schedule. TBD - 2019MY Fleet Final Order Due Date TBD - 2019MY Last Day to Spec Change TBD - 2019MY Balance Out Date FYI... 2019 Ranger brochures should be available for Dealers to order within the next week and available at dealerships about 3 weeks after orders are placed via the Ford eStore.