Ford announced it would move some production to China instead of Mexico.
Making the Focus in a Chinese factory demonstrates their reliable quality and competitive costs, but the move could spark trade tensions with the United States.
Ford Motor Company is investing $900 million into the Kentucky Truck Plant for upgrades to build the all-new Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator. The vehicles will arrive at Ford dealers this fall but also be exported to 55 markets globally, including the Navigator to China. The automaker says this latest investment in Kentucky will help […]
The American auto company said Tuesday it will transfer production of the next Ford Focus model to China. Video provided by Newsy
Ford will import its next-generation Focus sedans into the US market from China, after a highly-publicized move to cancel plans to build the car in Mexico, the company announced Tuesday. Ford's plan to move production of the Focus to a factory in Hermosillo, Mexico, announced in 2016, angered then-candidate Trump, who threatened to impose a border tax on any imported cars.
On Tuesday, Ford announced it will shift its Michigan production of the Focus to China. According to Bloomberg, the automaker plans to then sell those made-in-China vehicles to the U.S. market. Once this transition is completed, the Focus will reportedly be the biggest automotive export ever from China to the U.S. Show More Summary
With fresh news showing up yesterday of Ford shifting production of the Focus to China, it seemed an opportune time to revisit the Blue Oval’s offering in the compact segment. Last time around, we ahem focused on the sedan version and found it lacking. Show More Summary
Under pressure from Donald Trump, Ford scrapped its plans to build a $1 billion plant in Mexico that would’ve produced its Focus compact car. But in a move that’s likely to vex the president, the automaker has decided to relocate its...Show More Summary
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The updated 2018 Ford Ranger will seek to build on its current position in the market with a focus on offering ‘excellence’ in the segment, according to Ford Australia’s chief. Graeme Whickman, Ford Australia president and CEO, told CarAdvice this week that, while he can’t discuss anything about the new model, he has hopes it will […]
The future of the Ford Fiesta in Australia remains under a cloud of uncertainty, with the brand clearly considering whether it makes economic sense to bring the next-gen model Down Under. And now the Ford Focus could be in the firing line, too. CarAdvice spoke with Graeme Whickman, president and CEO of Ford Australia at […]
Ford will shift production of its next generation of Focus vehicles to China
Ford Motor Co. reversing course on plans to make its Ford Focus in Mexico, which had been heavily criticized by President Trump.
For Mexico, this is the second damaging move from Ford in 2017. Plans to build the next-generation Focus in America's neighbor began to unravel in January.
There’s a good chance the next Ford Focus you purchase will have arrived via a slow boat from China. Despite abandoning assembly plans in Mexico earlier this year, Ford Motor Company has decided the next-generation model will remain an import, now by way of Asia. Show More Summary
Newly-minted Ford CEO Jim Hackett hasn't been on the job long, but he's already signed off on a major manufacturing decision: the next Ford Focus will be imported to the United States from China. The original plan was to import the car, due next year, as a 2019 model, from a new plant in Mexico. The current Focus is sourced from Ford's plant in...
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Ford announced this week that it will build its Focus small car in China and import it to the US market. Ford's small-vehicle production was a source of consternation for the company during the 2016 presidential campaign, when Donald...Show More Summary
President Trump’s plan to scare companies away from moving jobs to Mexico is working great: Ford Motor Co. will begin importing Focus compact cars from China in the second half of 2019, scrapping earlier plans to build the small-car model in Mexico amid a push by President Donald Trump to drastically alter the North American […]
It'll save Ford a total of $1 billion, and it keeps with the promise of not building it in Mexico.