Ford Will Build Next-Generation Fiesta In Thailand
Nikon cameras, condoms and the Mitsubishi Mirage are the only three products that come to mind when I think of “Made in Thailand”, but starting in 2017, we’ll have another to add to that list: the Ford Fiesta.
According to TTAC sources, the next-generation Fiesta will be built at Ford’s Rayong, Thailand assembly plant, and exported to America. Even though the current car is built in Mexico, Ford is apparently not making any money on US-spec Fiestas (instead, they are profiting on Fiesta sedans sent to South America). Moving assembly to an even lower cost assembly location should help Ford increase profitability on their smallest passenger car, which has seen a 7 percent drop in sales year-to-date.