Your 2012 Ford Escape Was Probably Made in Kansas City

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KANSAS CITY — At last, cars and barbecue have something in common—Kansas City is prolific at making both. In fact, KC makes more Fords than anywhere else in the country.

A report from Automobile Magazine put Ford’s Kansas City plant—actually in nearby Claycomo—at number one on a list of the top 15 highest-producing U.S. auto plants.

The Claycomo plant, which originally opened in 1951, produced 460,338 cars in 2012–that’s more than 100,000 vehicles ahead of the plant’s closest competitor in Dearborn, MI.

Most of those vehicles were Ford Escapes to prepare for the all-new Escape release in the summer of 2013. It also produced produced 135,039 Ford F-Series trucks.

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