Ford To Build Global Edge Crossover At Oakville Assembly Plant

Ford will build the redesigned Edge midsize crossover at its Oakville Assembly plant just outside of Toronto, the automaker announced Thursday.

The Oakville plant is currently home to the Ford Flex, Edge and Lincoln MKX and MKT. The new Edge will be exported to 60 different countries from the Oakville plant.

In September, Ford said it would invest $700 million in the Oakville plant in for renovations and expansions and preserve more than 2, 300 jobs.

The Edge was first introduced in 2006 and went through a minor remodel in 2010. According to Reuters, the new Edge will arrive in early 2015. A concept Edge was shown at the Los Angeles auto show last year carrying styling elements that are expected to trickle down into the new production model.

The Edge competes in what Ford refers to as the global utility segment. According to the automaker, the segments sales more than doubled last year and are expected to grow another 30 percent in 2014.

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