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Lincoln SUV to be built at Louisville Ford plant

The Ford Escape being produced at the Louisville Assembly Plant. The Ford Escape being produced at the Louisville Assembly Plant.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Ford hopes to inject some life into its reinvented Lincoln brand with a new SUV built in Louisville. The company announced that it will build the Lincoln MKC at the Louisville Assembly Plant on Fern Valley Road. This is the first time Ford will build a Lincoln model at a Louisville plant.

The small SUV shares a basic platform with the Ford Escape, but will be more powerful and luxurious. The Lincoln MKC will start at $34,000, making it the least expensive vehicle in Lincoln's lineup.

The new SUV means 100 new jobs to the area. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said the move is a testament to the strength of the local economy. The new jobs will be added on within the year.

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