Ford Consolidating Fiesta Production In Thailand
May 17th, 2013 9:49 AM Share
The Ford Fiesta looks to be picking up and moving from its current assembly locations in India and Mexico to a central location in Thailand when the next generation rolls around in 2016.
While other outlets are reporting the story as a rumor, TTAC has confirmed this news via an independent source. Since Fiesta’s main markets are Europe and Asia (as well as South America, which loves the ungainly 4-door sedan version), Thai sourcing is seen as the smart move to help bring costs down.
Moving the Fiesta from Mexico will also free up production capacity in a NAFTA country. Thailand does not have a free trade agreement with the United States or Canada.
Published May 17th, 2013 9:49 AM
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US import tariffs are very low so even with production in Thailand it wont add any to the price. My guess is labor is cheaper in Thailand compared to Mexico. I just wonder what ford will be making in the Mexico plant now. Maybe the Ecosport?
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