Official Ford spokesman told the publication Autonews on termination by the company of the import and the Assembly of cars in Russia. Ford focuses on the future supply of commercial vans market, only a series of Transit.
The production will be completely phased out by the end of this year. Closed two car factory in Naberezhnye Chelny and Vsevolozhsk and plant of automobile engines in Yelabuga. In Vsevolozhsk collected Focus and Mondeo, in Naberezhnye Chelny — the Fiesta and EcoSport, and in Yelabuga — Kuga, Transit and Tourneo Explorer. Assembly model Transit will be continued in Tatarstan, where will stop the production of crossovers.
CEO, Ford Sollers Adil Shirinov says that this is an important step to ensure the competitiveness of the company.
Ford Transit and a range of special versions based on the model are leaders of the segment of foreign brands and have great potential for further strengthening positions on the Russian market.
These changes are the result of the financial restructuring. Now PJSC «SOLLERS» will own 51% of equity share, while Ford Motor Company will remain with 49%.
Planned large-scale reduction of employees of voluntary dismissal with the return of compensation.