KANSAS CITY - With the 2014 Greater Kansas City International Auto Show stopping through town, the all-new Ford F-150 made a visit to the Kansas City Assembly Plant (KCAP). The truck was parked in an open passage way known as the “tunnel,” so plant personnel and assembly workers would have an opportunity to view the new model up close and personal.
Employees took turns stepping on the stair-step bed ladder, peering through the windows and tapping on the panels of the truck bed. Workers from multiple factory areas such as Paint, Body and Chassis made comments as to how their special skills in their respective departments will affect the new model when it launches at KCAP in 2015.
Multiple people shared their opinions of the truck’s new look. “I think it’s pretty cool. I particularly like the ‘C’ look in the curvature of the headlights and the way the fenders have been brought around,” said Larry Green of the Truck Chassis department. Passersby discussed how they like that the new model has a lot of neat new features.
Connie Beshore, a truck cycle checker in Material Handling said she likes the redesign on the front end of the all-new F-150 and says she is excited about it coming to Kansas City. “I like it. I love it,” she said. “And oh is it going to sell!”