October 17, 2006
Ford starts production of Edge and MKX in Ontario
2007 Ford Edge. Click image to enlarge
Oakville, Ontario – The 2007 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX have begun rolling off the line at Ford of Canada’s assembly complex in Oakville, Ontario, marking the completion of a $1 billion conversion to flexible manufacturing. One of the first Edge models was driven off the line by hockey star and Ford paid spokesman Wayne Gretzky. Production of the MKX marks the first significant volume production of a Lincoln vehicle in Canada.
In addition to the Edge and MKX, the Oakville plant will build a full-size, seven-passenger crossover utility vehicle based on the Ford Fairlane concept, and slated to go on sale in 2008; the plant also currently builds the Ford Freestar minivan.
The Edge will be sold primarily in North America, but will also be available in 40 other countries, including Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Panama. Both models go on sale in Canada in November.