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Interceptor police SUV to be made in Chicago

From WBBM Radio | Ford is announcing today that its plant on Chicago’s far South Side will begin making the new Police Interceptor utility vehicle, designed to have at least 20 percent better fuel economy than the current Crown Victoria police vehicle.

Ford unveils 2011 Explorer

For 2011, Explorer gets a lower profile and improved fuel economy.

The 2011 Ford Explorer was revealed in rock-star fashion this morning on stage at Millennium Park, bursting through a faux wooden crate stamped “Chicago” as vamping guitar music played.

“I believe it’s the most dramatic reinvention yet,” said Bill Ford, executive chairman of Ford Motor Company.

Governor Pat Quinn said there was competition to bring the vehicle to Chicago, a move that will bring 1,200 jobs to the South Side assembly plant here. Get the full story »

New Ford Explorer coming soon, adding jobs

The new Ford Explorer is set to be revealed Monday in Millennium Park at an event where Ford executives are expected to tout the new jobs the vehicle’s production will bring to the Chicago area.

The new vehicle will be produced in the company’s South Side assembly plant, bringing 1,200 jobs and essentially doubling the workforce at the plant by adding a second shift. In addition, more than 100 companies in 23 states are ramping up to produce parts and components for the new Explorer. Get the full story »