The increase comes after Ford upped the production of the SUVs by 25 percent a year ago when the vehicles were last redesigned.
The latest increase is in response to a 35-percent boost in sales for the Expedition in 2018 and a staggering 70-percent increase for the Navigator. The latter registered 17,839 deliveries, which was the nameplate’s best result since 2007.
2019 Lincoln Navigator
It’s big business for Ford’s two biggest SUVs. In a statement, Ford said the average transaction price for the Expedition had increased by $ 11,700 and is now $ 62,700. No such figure was given for the Navigator, but we’ll remind you that the plush SUV starts at $ 74,500 and tops out over $ 100,000.
Ford builds the Expedition and Navigator at its Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Kentucky, which is also responsible for the automaker’s F-Series Super Duty trucks. To accommodate the extra production, approximately 550 new jobs will be created while a similar number of employees will be moved from the nearby Louisville Assembly Plant.