Ford Invests $1.3B in Mexico plant for 2013 Fusion, MKZ
Ford Motor Co. plans to invest $1.3 billion in a plant in Hermosillo, Mexico, creating 1,000 jobs to make the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ midsize sedans.
“With our all-new Fusion and Lincoln MKZ lineups, we have the fuel economy, quality, technology and vehicle choices to win customers like never before,” said Mark Fields, Ford's president for the Americas.
"This investment allows us to produce the 2013 Ford Fusion and the Lincoln MKZ lineups, helping us to meet growing consumer demand. The midsize sedan market is significant, growing and one of the most competitive in the industry.”
The automaker confirmed the plans today, a week before the new MKZ will make its global debut at the 2012 New York Auto Show.
Ford has been making cars in Mexico for 87 years and building the Fusion in Hermosillo since 2005 and sold more than 1.1 million models.
The new Fusion – which will be offered with a choice of gasoline engines as well as hybrid and plug-in hybrid models – will be also build at a plant in Flat Rock, Mich.
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