Ford denied that it will import the Mondeo into Europe from China after ending production of the midsize car in Spain.
Ford has told suppliers it plans to shift production of the Mondeo, and its North American sibling the Fusion, out of Spain and Mexico in 2020 and consolidate global production of the sedans in China, Reuters reported on Wednesday.
Ford said in a statement: “We have no plans to export the next-generation Fusion/Mondeo from China to North America and Europe. Fusion/Mondeo are an important part of the Ford car lineup. We will have more information to share about the next Fusion/Mondeo at a later date.”
Ford builds the Mondeo in Valencia, Spain, alongside the S-Max and Galaxy midsize minivans, the Kuga SUV and Tourneo Connect and Transit Connect commercial vans. Ford said last month it would invest more than 750 million euros ($887 million) in Valencia to produce a new generation Kuga.