Gotta love production delays.
Things like this happen from time to time, but it doesn’t make it any less annoying for anxious buyers. The all-new 2015 Ford F-150 will soon begin production and the assembly plant is actually shutting down this week for an extended period of time to make the model year changeover. If all goes to plan, the first 2015 F-150s will arrive in dealers in time for Christmas. However, some F-150 buyers will have to wait until at least February to drive their aluminum-bodied pickups home.
The reason? Mainstream trims come first, customized ones second. Basically, those who ordered a specific truck with unique trim and colors won’t see their vehicles until 2015. The F-150 is actually built at two separate plants; one in Kansas City, the other in Dearborn, Michigan. The former is continuing to build the 2015 F-150 until Dearborn is up and running with 2015 production. At that point, Kansas City will shut down for a production changeover. Anyone wanting the new 2015 F-150 is just going to have to be patient.