Next generation of Ford Fiesta will be built in Europe exclusively, at Cologne


The Ford factory of Cologne, Germany, will be the only production source for the next generation of Ford Fiesta, the automaker announced, thus denying the speculations about a possible transfer of production of this model at the Craiova plant. “The plans of Ford regarding the Craiova plant are on long-term and the top management of our company still seeks opportunities to assimilate a second small-class model to be manufactured in Romania. We will release more information about this matter at the right moment,” said Ana-Maria Timis, the spokeswoman of Ford Romania. The small class models that the American automaker could start manufacturing soon on the European market, with Craiova being a possible destination, are Ford EcoSport and Ford Ka, currently assembled in India and Brazil, respectively.