Ford EdgeCanada – Following a C$700m investment “to make it one of the most competitive and advanced global manufacturing facilities in Canada”, announced last September, Ford says the Toronto plant will export the utility vehicle to more than 60 countries.

Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of the Americas, commented: “Oakville is vital to Ford’s global manufacturing system as we prepare to launch more vehicles this year than ever before.” He said the flexibility of the upgraded Oakville will enable Ford “to react quickly and efficiently to shifts in consumer demand here in North America and around the globe”.

Oakville currently makes the Ford Edge, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKX and Lincoln MKT. Ford will launch 16 vehicles in North America this year, 23 worldwide.