Yesterday, April 17th, Ford celebrated the 1 millionth Mustang manufactured in Flat Rock.
The Mustang hit the New York market 49 years ago and yesterday, April 17th, Ford celebrated the 1 millionth unit manufactured at its Flat Rock plant. To make it an unforgettable event, Raj Nair, head of global product development, drove a ruby red 2014 Mustang convertible off the assembly line, with employees joining the celebration and cheering.
The Mustang was at the beginning manufactured at the Rouge complex in Dearborn, but beginning with 2004 production has been transferred to Flat Rock. Nair didn’t offer a time table for when the sixth-generation Mustang will go on sale, but the model will be ready for its 50th anniversary in 2014.
“Mustang is one of the most beloved nameplates in the industry, with fans around the world and throughout Ford Motor Company,” said Rah Nair, group vice president of global product development.
The Flat Rock plant has around 1,700 employees and it will start manufacturing the Ford Fusion in late August, after the automaker prepared the facility investing $555 million. Yesterday the employees built the second and third Fusion prototypes, part of the 20 test vehicles used to find and fix any possible bugs.