Ford gets in on the special edition craze with the 2016 F-150 MVP edition - w/video

Special- and limited-edition versions of regular-production models are popular right now. I tend to cover them as these "specials" often offer increased value or unique combinations not generally available or dreamt of. Ford has gotten into the fray with the F-150 MVP edition of the best-selling truck. Suggested by a fan, the F-150 MVP celebrates the Kansas City Royals championship win. Start with a Blue Flame or Oxford White F-150 XLT model with the chrome package and add special MVP badges, a spray-in bedliner, and polished stainless rocker panels. Of course you can get what ever options your little heart desires as well if you order one, but only 300 of these F-150 MVP editions will be built and sold through Kansas City Ford dealers. I bet that if you really want one, Ford will ship one to just about any dealer. Check with your local dealer just in case. For more info, check out the brief press release and video below.

Source: Ford - Press release after the "read more" jump.

Press Release_

  • Limited run of 300 Ford F-150 MVP edition trucks built at Kansas City Assembly Plant
  • Suggested by a Ford customer, 2016 Ford F-150 MVP edition follows the 1986 Ford Ranger MVP edition – first time Kansas City celebrated a professional baseball world championship
  • Midwest Ford Dealers renewed its sponsorship for the 2016 season with Kansas City Royals
Ford, America’s truck leader, salutes Kansas City’s world championship by announcing a limited run of 300 Ford F-150 MVP edition trucks built at Kansas City Assembly Plant.

Based on the F-150 XLT with chrome package and available in either Oxford White or Blue Flame, F-150 MVP edition includes special MVP badging, unique polished stainless rocker panels and a spray-in bedliner.

The 2016 Ford F-150 MVP edition started as an idea from Marc Lassalle, a Kansas City Royals fan, to celebrate his team’s second world championship. It follows the 1986 Ford Ranger MVP edition, created and sold in 1985 to celebrate Kansas City’s first time as world champions.

“Like our manufacturing team members at Kansas City Assembly Plant, the Kansas City Royals are a great example of what terrific teamwork can accomplish,” said Gary Johnson, Ford vice president for North America manufacturing.

F-150 MVP edition customizations are added at Kansas City’s unique SubTropolis underground business complex, where Ford applies custom accessories to its vehicles in the energy-efficient cave system.

Ford worked with former Kansas City Royals star Bret Saberhagen, from the 1985 team roster, and Salvador PĂ©rez, from the 2015 Kansas City lineup, to promote the F-150 MVP edition.

Saberhagen will be on hand today to greet Kansas City Assembly Plant employees. Midwest Ford Dealers has also renewed its sponsorship agreement with the Kansas City Royals for 2016.

The F-150 MVP edition is on sale now at Kansas City area Ford dealers.

Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan. With about 199,000 employees and 67 plants worldwide, the company’s core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing, financing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and electrified vehicles, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. At the same time, Ford is aggressively pursuing emerging opportunities through Ford Smart Mobility, the company’s plan to be a leader in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience, and data and analytics.