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2020 Explorer/Aviator launch/job1?

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The new RWD Explorer/Aviator launches next spring/summer. Ive heard May getting kicked around-is that when the plant goes down for retooling or that when production starts?

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Thanks-so they are basically going down early next year to retool then the Escape goes down after that.

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I noticed that CAP produced 29,000 Explorers last month,

so it looks like Ford is already starting the inventory build up...

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I noticed that CAP produced 29,000 Explorers last month,

so it looks like Ford is already starting the inventory build up...

Decker had said they were scheduled to go down for 4 months retooling in 2019 so that makes sense

 

I wish he came around outside of the Employee section more often to confirm.

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Thanks-so they are basically going down early next year to retool then the Escape goes down after that.

I'll know when theyre gearing up to start Escape (and MKC/Corsair) production. We make the front floor pans for them here at MAP North Stamping. They've actually been building trials between shifts on Saturday/Sunday to teach the new robots. I believe theyre building parts for TT builds now but I'm not 100% sure on that.

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I believe they're building parts for TT builds now but I'm not 100% sure on that.

What's a TT build?

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What's a TT build?

Tool Tryout. It's the first phase of preproduction.

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The scale of the factory rebuilds going on over the next 12 months is quite a big deal. Makes me a little nervous because Ford has a history of launch fiascos and the scale we're dealing with here is unprecedented for them. I'm very curious to see how this is going to go.

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What's a TT build?

Test Tickle?

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What's a TT build?

That's the new Audi they're building.

 

 

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Edited by SoonerLS

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any leads on what engine the explorer will have?

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Most likely the 2.3LEB and the 3.3L hybrid. Plus the 2.7LEB and/or the 3.5LEB.

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will the 3.3 be in the 400 horsepower range

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We don't know yet, I don't expect that to be published until next year closer to launch.

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will the 3.3 be in the 400 horsepower range

The 3.3 V6 is from the current F150 so no to 400 hp

The hybrid part is included in a the 10-speed auto unit

Edited by jpd80

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will the 3.3 be in the 400 horsepower range

Maybe the Sport/ST with the 2.7L TT

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I think the 2.3LEB base is a lock as is I think the 3.5LEB for the Sport/ST and 3.3L for the HEV. The question is whether they’ll use the 2.7LEB for the Titaniums.

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I thought the HEV was getting the 3.0EB like the Interceptor

 

Or am I getting confused among the speculation?

Edited by fuzzymoomoo

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What's a TT build?

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I think they want me to test out the new Escape / Corsair??

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12 hours ago, fuzzymoomoo said:

I thought the HEV was getting the 3.0EB like the Interceptor

 

Or am I getting confused among the speculation?

 

I think the consensus was that Aviator gets the 3.0 PHEV and Explorer would just get the 3.3L HEV but I can’t remember if that was based on something tangible or just rampant speculation.

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59 minutes ago, akirby said:

 

I think the consensus was that Aviator gets the 3.0 PHEV and Explorer would just get the 3.3L HEV but I can’t remember if that was based on something tangible or just rampant speculation.

Well, we saw those documents that talked about the PIU options.

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It sounds like the PIU will offer a standard hybrid (presumably the 3.3L) and the optional 3.0L hybrid used in the police tests (for pursuit rated vehicles I presume).

The question is whether the civilian Explorer will get the 3.0L hybrid or just the 3.3L.  I'd like to see both but marketing may want to keep the 3.0L exclusive to Lincoln on the civilian side.

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1 hour ago, akirby said:

It sounds like the PIU will offer a standard hybrid (presumably the 3.3L) and the optional 3.0L hybrid used in the police tests (for pursuit rated vehicles I presume).

The question is whether the civilian Explorer will get the 3.0L hybrid or just the 3.3L.  I'd like to see both but marketing may want to keep the 3.0L exclusive to Lincoln on the civilian side.

The PI and Regular Explorer will use just the 3.0L TT, no hybrid.  Export Explorers however will also get the PIug-in option. The new Explorer is going to be sold around the world again.

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