A source familiar with Ford’s production plans said that the company plans on building its new subcompact Fiesta sedan in Mexico. The decision, which will supposedly get UAW pretty angry, isn’t supposed to be finalized until tomorrow morning.
UAW President Ron Gettlefinger previously said that the union hopes to convince Ford to build subcompact cars in the U.S. and that U.S. plants were competitive enough to make FoMoCo money. Currently, all subcompacts sold in the U.S. are built overseas.
Earlier last week, Ford’s U.S. design director Murray Callum said that the Fiesta will be an affordable car priced under the larger Focus that starts at $15,000. Ford will initially offer the Fiesta as a sedan when it launches next year, however the automaker is considering a hatchback version for the stateside as well.
Source: Detroit News