Ford Invests $1.3B in Mexico Plant for 2013 Fusion and Lincoln MKZ image

Ford plans to produce the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ midsize sedans at its Hermosillo Plant in Mexico.

In Mexico, “Ford is making a significant investment in this facility and a significant commitment to the employees here while also transforming our vehicle lineup for customers throughout North America,” said Mark Fields, president of the Americas.

The company wants to invest $1.3 billion in the Hermosillo plant which will offer 1,000 extra jobs. The 2013 Ford Fusion debuted at the 2012 Detroit auto show while the 2013 Lincoln MKZ is to make its global debut at the New York Auto Show, on April 6-15. The MKZ features some characteristics of the Lincoln products starting now, such as the new horizontal grille and retractable glass roof. What concerns the other model, the new Fusion customers will have the possibility to choose from a choice of gasoline engines as well as hybrid and plug-in hybrid models.

“This investment allows us to produce the all-new Ford Fusion and the Lincoln MKZ lineups, helping us to meet growing consumer demand,” Mark Fields, Ford’s president for the Americas, said at an event with Mexican President Felipe Calderon in Mexico City.