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Most U.S. 2019 Ford Focus will be built in China #4696316
03/16/18 04:07 AM
03/16/18 04:07 AM
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Kendall, FL
wemay Offline OP
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https://www.carscoops.com/2018/03/new-ford-focus-sedan-shows-off-sportier-shape/

"The redesigned Focus will go into production in the second half of 2019 and most North American models will be built in China."


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Re: Most U.S. 2019 Ford Focus will be built in China [Re: wemay] #4696358
03/16/18 06:07 AM
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No more FF for me. I had one and it was plenty.

Re: Most U.S. 2019 Ford Focus will be built in China [Re: wemay] #4696369
03/16/18 06:21 AM
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New Jersey
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New Jersey
terrible.

Re: Most U.S. 2019 Ford Focus will be built in China [Re: wemay] #4696374
03/16/18 06:25 AM
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Central Virginia
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Central Virginia
Not just China, but I try to steer clear on any imports when people here need the jobs. Wife just bought a new Cherokee which is the most American made car obtainable today along with the Wrangler. I hope the Chinese Ford is a flop.


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Re: Most U.S. 2019 Ford Focus will be built in China [Re: wemay] #4696389
03/16/18 06:44 AM
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Ontario, Canada
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Ontario, Canada
Another one to stay away from, along with Volvo.


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Re: Most U.S. 2019 Ford Focus will be built in China [Re: wemay] #4696464
03/16/18 07:53 AM
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Great Lakes
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And what about Fusion? Have they decided where they are going to be making it now, or are they killing it off altogether?


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Re: Most U.S. 2019 Ford Focus will be built in China [Re: Silverado12] #4696510
03/16/18 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted By: Silverado12
Not just China, but I try to steer clear on any imports when people here need the jobs. Wife just bought a new Cherokee which is the most American made car obtainable today along with the Wrangler. I hope the Chinese Ford is a flop.



Enjoy that Fiat.


Cannot see signatures any longer so it doesn’t matter.
Re: Most U.S. 2019 Ford Focus will be built in China [Re: wemay] #4696525
03/16/18 08:53 AM
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Maybe here in the USA there was a very slim profit margin on the Focus and needed to be manufactured in China ?

It's the fancy loaded trucks that Ford enjoys the big juicy profits.


Re: Most U.S. 2019 Ford Focus will be built in China [Re: wemay] #4696528
03/16/18 08:55 AM
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USA
NHGUY Offline
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USA
Only Ford I would buy is a 70s pickup.To heck with this modern,troublesome junk.

Re: Most U.S. 2019 Ford Focus will be built in China [Re: Mr Nice] #4696566
03/16/18 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted By: Mr Nice
Maybe here in the USA there was a very slim profit margin on the Focus and needed to be manufactured in China ?

It's the fancy loaded trucks that Ford enjoys the big juicy profits.


Yep - and with the whole trend with trucks, even the luxury brands are scared. Lexus is doubling-down on SUVs, I wouldn’t be surprised if Cadillac brings back the Escalade EXT.

Re: Most U.S. 2019 Ford Focus will be built in China [Re: Silverado12] #4696572
03/16/18 09:42 AM
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Ontario, Canada
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Originally Posted By: Silverado12
Not just China, but I try to steer clear on any imports when people here need the jobs. Wife just bought a new Cherokee which is the most American made car obtainable today along with the Wrangler. I hope the Chinese Ford is a flop.


Oh really?

Quote:
The Cherokee is the first Jeep vehicle to use the Fiat Compact/Compact Wide platform,


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Re: Most U.S. 2019 Ford Focus will be built in China [Re: wemay] #4696588
03/16/18 09:59 AM
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Alberta, Canada
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cuz ford needed another reason for us not to buy the Focus.... crackmeup


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Re: Most U.S. 2019 Ford Focus will be built in China [Re: mightymousetech] #4696591
03/16/18 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted By: mightymousetech
Originally Posted By: Silverado12
Not just China, but I try to steer clear on any imports when people here need the jobs. Wife just bought a new Cherokee which is the most American made car obtainable today along with the Wrangler. I hope the Chinese Ford is a flop.


Oh really?

Quote:
The Cherokee is the first Jeep vehicle to use the Fiat Compact/Compact Wide platform,




The internet advises me that the Toledo-built Jeep Wrangler/Cherokee are the most American made vehicles for domestic parts content, sourced engine/transmissions, and U.S. jobs supported...independent if Fiat owns them. This board still has a problem with analyzing globalism as it relates to vehicle product because it's often all over the map and changes yearly.

Re: Most U.S. 2019 Ford Focus will be built in China [Re: Vuflanovsky] #4696656
03/16/18 11:08 AM
03/16/18 11:08 AM
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Tennessee
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Tennessee
Originally Posted By: Vuflanovsky
Originally Posted By: mightymousetech
Originally Posted By: Silverado12
Not just China, but I try to steer clear on any imports when people here need the jobs. Wife just bought a new Cherokee which is the most American made car obtainable today along with the Wrangler. I hope the Chinese Ford is a flop.


Oh really?

Quote:
The Cherokee is the first Jeep vehicle to use the Fiat Compact/Compact Wide platform,




The internet advises me that the Toledo-built Jeep Wrangler/Cherokee are the most American made vehicles for domestic parts content, sourced engine/transmissions, and U.S. jobs supported...independent if Fiat owns them. This board still has a problem with analyzing globalism as it relates to vehicle product because it's often all over the map and changes yearly.


I believe that is the cars.com rating? They changed the metric for the rating to includes sales. How many workers made the car for each sale. I don't think that's as good as total USA jobs supported, like the Camry was number one. The window sticker has the content, have a picture? I was surprised when looking at cars that things like the Corolla were made in Mississippi.

So much for the old story Jeeps were going to be all made in China.

By sending the Focus from China is a perfect example of how cheap steel will still come in tariff free as finished goods.


Re: Most U.S. 2019 Ford Focus will be built in China [Re: wemay] #4696669
03/16/18 11:16 AM
03/16/18 11:16 AM
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Ohio
Dorian Offline
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Ohio
Lets just hope they revert back to a real transmission.


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