By on May 17, 2013

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.

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2 Comments on “Ford Consolidating Fiesta Production In Thailand...”


  • avatar
    Onus

    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?

  • avatar
    George Herbert

    Ahhhh….. Chess.

    “I get my kicks above the waistline, sunshine.”

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