Ford may be planning production of its future compact car for the U.S., the Verve, in Mexico. According to the Detroit Free Press, two people knowledgeable about Ford’s production plans said that the Verve is to be assembled in Cuautitlan, Mexico.
When Ford revealed the Verve Sedan concept at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show, executives would not release any details on the production plans for the small car other than it will hit the roads in 2010 in the U.S. and late 2008 in Europe.
According to Haig Stoddard, manager of North American light-vehicle production forecasting for Global Insight, Mexico would make sense since the movement of auto factories to that low-cost country “is escalating.”
Ford also showed the three-door version of the Verve in Detroit to test the North American reaction to an alternative bodystyle. So if you guys like it, Ford may possibly bring both version to our highways very soon. Ford has yet to give any details on the features and engine specs of the Verve, but did say that the Verve will benefit from ‘a bold, modern, design along with sophisticated electronics, premium materials, surprising functional space and a fuel-efficient 4-cylinder engine.’
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Source: Detroit Free Press
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