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Ford’s Flat Rock, Mich. Plant to Build 2013-MY Fusion

September 13, 2012

More than 1,500 workers marked the start of a new era at Flat Rock Assembly Plant on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. Photo courtesy Ford Motor Co.
More than 1,500 workers marked the start of a new era at Flat Rock Assembly Plant on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. Photo courtesy Ford Motor Co.

FLAT ROCK, MI – Ford announced that its Flat Rock Assembly Plant will be producing the automaker’s 2013-MY Ford Fusion sedan. The plant was previously known as the automaker’s AutoAlliance International plant but is now under full management control of Ford. The plan is still owned by a joint venture split 50/50 between Ford and Mazda Motor Corp.

The plant will build the Fusion and the Mustang. Mazda plans to stop production of the Mazda6 at this plant, according to Ford. Ford stated it plans to add 1,200 hourly jobs to the plant next year as part of this production change.

Ford is investing in a flexible body shop at the plant that’s capable of producing multiple vehicles, part of its goal to build 25% more vehicle derivatives per plant on a global basis compared with its capabilities in 2011.

The 2013-MY Fusion goes on sale in the fall, and will come in three versions, a gasoline version with a selection of powertrains, a hybrid, and a plug-in hybrid.

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  1. 1. Kyle [ September 13, 2012 @ 11:36PM ]

    This is great news for the American economy. We need all the jobs that we can get and the Fusion should be a 250,000 per year car in the next year or so.

    I bet in 4-years the Fusion/MKZ will sell at least 450,000 units per year. Lots of people are waiting to buy on built in the USA.

  2. 2. Buck [ January 29, 2013 @ 07:08PM ]

    I have been waiting for years for an American built Fusion. I now drive a 2008 Taurus, a car too large for me because I think it is important to keep jobs in America. Even if they are for members of cry-baby labor unions..

 

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