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Ford breaks ground on new plant in southwest China

Ford breaks ground on new plant in southwest China

Ford Motor Co. is building a sixth plant in China as part of an effort to increase its sales in the world's largest auto market.
Ford CEO Alan Mulally attended a groundbreaking ceremony Monday for the $600 million assembly plant in the southwestern city of Chongqing. It will have the capacity to make 250,000 vehicles per year when it's finished in late 2014.
The plant is Ford's third in Chongqing. Ford plans to double its production capacity in China to 1.2 million vehicles by 2015. It's the company's most rapid expansion in 50 years.
Ford says the EcoSport and Kuga small SUVs will be among the vehicles it makes at its Chongqing complex starting next year. The company is planning to introduce 15 new vehicles here by 2015.


Updated : 2021-07-28 02:37 GMT+08:00