Ford announces production cuts at five North American plants
Ford opted for shutdowns of between one and two weeks at several assembly plants making small cars, sports cars, sedans and vans, citing reduced demand for new vehicles
Ford plans a three-week shutdown at its Cuautitlan, Mexico, plant, which makes the Fiesta subcompact, and a two-week shutdown at its Hermosillo, Mexico, plant, which makes the Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans.
In the U.S., Ford plans a two-week shutdown at its Flat Rock plant, which makes the Mustang and Lincoln Continental, and a one-week shutdown at its Michigan Assembly Plant, which makes the Focus and C-Max small cars. It will also idle Transit van production at its Kansas City, Missouri, plant for two weeks.
Ford’s U.S. sales dropped 4 per cent through August compared to the same period a year ago. Total industry sales were down 3 per cent.