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Will the 14th gen F-150 be delayed?

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Since Ford along with just about all the other automakers have shut down their plants, does this mean the 2021 F-150 will be delayed?

Can Ford afford to wait since this is the most important vehicle launch to their bottom line?
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Since Ford along with just about all the other automakers have shut down their plants, does this mean the 2021 F-150 will be delayed?

Can Ford afford to wait since this is the most important vehicle launch to their bottom line?
Depends when production was scheduled to start? Do we know when that's supposed to be?

The further away the start was supposed to be, the less likely it'll be delayed. But if production start date happens to be while the US is still dealing with virus shutdowns then for sure it'll be delayed.
 

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I'm hopeful there won't be (much) delay. Ford issued a press release about how they are responding to this crisis.

“At the same time, Ford announced it has suspended the company’s dividend, prioritizing near-term financial flexibility and continued investments in an ambitious series of new-product launches in 2020 and long-term growth initiatives.”

https://media.ford.com/content/ford...-address-effects-of-coronavirus-pandemic.html
They still mention the new product launches this year which surely includes the 2021 F-150. Question is whether "launch" means reveal only or we will be able to reserve/order it and how long it could delay production.
 

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Was the Mach-E supposed to start in May originally? If so that's definitely a good sign.
 

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Ford could remedy later start by a mass media advertising blitz with lots internet and tv adds for the new F-150.
 

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Ford could remedy later start by a mass media advertising blitz with lots internet and tv adds for the new F-150.
I think that'd be a good strategy. Ford's now building ventilators for the country and they can mention or feature that in their ads to gain good will with the public.

So after this is all over, they can make inspiring ads featuring how they were busy helping out Americans with healthcare equipment production during the crisis but are now back to building the best trucks for Americans.
 

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Ford's shooting to restart up F-150 production at the Dearborn plant on April 14. Assuming that happens I don't think we'll see a delay for the all new 2021 F-150. (y)

Announcement: Ford Aims to Restart Production at Key North American Plants
We’re only a week away from this, there must be some signs at the plant whether Ford will be going forward or pushing it back further. Aren’t they building ventilators for the foreseeable future?
 

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