Ford to Launch 23 New Models, Add 5,000 Jobs in 2014

Ford to Launch 23 New Models, Add 5,000 Jobs in 2014
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Ford is already making headlines as 2013 comes to an end, with the debut of its all-new 2015 Mustang – just one of 23 models it plans to launch next year.

According to Ford President Joe Hinrichs, the American automaker also plans to add 5,000 new jobs to support its expansion in the U.S. next year, while opening three new assembly plants in other parts of the world. In addition to the 23 new models, 16 of which are targeted to the core North American market, Ford will be introducing two new engines to its EcoBoost family.

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Models that are expected from the American automaker next year include a new Ford Edge, Lincoln MKC, Transit, TransitConnect and SuperDuty versions of its F-Series pickup.

This year, Ford gained half-point of market share to 15.7 percent and has added 14,000 new jobs in the U.S. over the last two years. As for the two EcoBoost engines, one will be the 2.3-liter four-cylinder heading to the new 2015 Mustang. Hinrichs declined to comment on the other one, unfortunately.

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GALLERY: 2015 Ford Mustang

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