Ford to shift Focus production to China in 2019

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    Ford to shift Focus production to China in 2019

    Ford to shift Focus production to China in 2019



    Ford Motor Co. will export the next-generation Focus from China to the U.S. for the first time in 2019.

    The Dearborn-based automaker announced Tuesday that production on the new model of the small car will begin at existing plants in China in the second half of 2019. The North American model is currently manufactured at the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, where it will stay until mid-2018.


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    Re: Ford to shift Focus production to China in 2019

    We live in interesting times indeed.. I can't wait to see how this plays out.

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    Re: Ford to shift Focus production to China in 2019

    Well, so much for that abandoned plant in Mexico saving jobs in America. Looks like it will be saving jobs in China. I would have much preferred imports from Mexico.
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    Re: Ford to shift Focus production to China in 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by emh View Post
    Well, so much for that abandoned plant in Mexico saving jobs in America. Looks like it will be saving jobs in China. I would have much preferred imports from Mexico.
    No jobs are lost at MAP that currently builds Focus because of this move.

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    Re: Ford to shift Focus production to China in 2019

    Get ready for backlash on this one.
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    Re: Ford to shift Focus production to China in 2019

    I'm glad I read the article. Ford is making room for Ranger and Bronco production.
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    Re: Ford to shift Focus production to China in 2019

    Whoa. That's a step past GM. I guess Ford is taking another cue from GM and getting serious about profits?
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    Re: Ford to shift Focus production to China in 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by rmc523 View Post
    No jobs are lost at MAP that currently builds Focus because of this move.
    Where will jobs be gained?

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    Re: Ford to shift Focus production to China in 2019

    Mr Trump will be pleased.

    Ford won't gain a lot from doing this, everybody else will just be forced follow Ford to complete on price or lose big money on small FWD cars like the Focus that don't make much money on roof anyway, the same happened to the computer industry, once one went the rest were forced to follow using cheapo Ching Chong labor...
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    Re: Ford to shift Focus production to China in 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyMoney View Post
    I'm glad I read the article. Ford is making room for Ranger and Bronco production.
    Both will be nice little earners, just watch everybody elses small pick-up sales charts drop though the floor when the new Ranger arrives.
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    Re: Ford to shift Focus production to China in 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by Oldsmobile stopped View Post
    Mr Trump will be pleased.

    Ford won't gain a lot from doing this, everybody else will just be forced follow Ford to complete on price or lose big money on small FWD cars like the Focus that don't make much money on roof anyway, the same happened to the computer industry, once one went the rest were forced to follow using cheapo Ching Chong labor...
    Ching Chong? Really?

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    Re: Ford to shift Focus production to China in 2019

    Maybe Buick and Ford could merge, and build all their vehicles for the USA market in China.

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    Re: Ford to shift Focus production to China in 2019

    I see no problem if the government would address the tarrif situation for automotive products going to China from the US. Right now, its skewed in favor of China.

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    Re: Ford to shift Focus production to China in 2019

    It goes to further show that all the JOBS hype of the Billionaires And Corporations First Administration is pure BS.

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    Re: Ford to shift Focus production to China in 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyDiablo View Post
    We live in interesting times indeed.. I can't wait to see how this plays out.
    Especially with NAFTA up in the air and TPP blown-up (which didn't include China anyway).

    Move Focus to Mexico, let the wound scab-over, but before it heals, ship it all to China; nothing lost....................
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