Ford may build new compact van in Mexico

Ford may build new compact van in Mexico

March 8, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

Auto experts suggest that the future novelty will be the successor to the Transit Connect.

Last summer, Ford shared plans to put a new model on the assembly line in 2021, and the American automaker was interested in manufacturing facilities in Mexico. What model are going to offer customers Ford, it was not reported. Later it turned out that the brand is considering the production of three models in Mexico at once, one of which is completely new.

We are talking about the Hermosillo plant. This information is shared by the publication Automotive News. According to the available information, one contender for the “move” to Mexico is already known: it is Bronco Sport. He is likely to be accompanied by a compact Maverick pickup. Not so long ago, this model was photographed on the conveyor belt of a Mexican plant.

The third model will be the successor to the Transit Connect. This is the most popular small van in the United States. The company itself did not confirm this information.

At the same time, foreign media write that the new van is known under the factory index V758, and its production in Mexico will be set up in 2023.

The brand plans to release 40 thousand copies of the new model annually, according to unofficial data. The novelty will be a co-platform for the Ford Escape, Bronco Sport and the new Maverick pickup.

Earlier it became known that Ford is recalling several copies of the electric Mustang Mach-E. One loose bolt is the problem. For all owners, the malfunction will be eliminated free of charge.