Ford Fiesta production line to end in 2023

Kenneth John Published: October 28, 2022, 12:54 PM IST

Ford said on Wednesday that it would stop producing the beloved Ford Fiesta by June 2023. In Europe, an all-electric version of the company's well-known Puma crossover will take its place.

While the original Fiesta model left the factory in Dagenham, Essex, in 1977, the car is now made in Germany. Due to its lower pricing, the automobile was at the vanguard of the US automaker's ambitions to dominate the British auto market.

In response to the 1973 oil crisis, it was first developed as a smaller, more fuel-efficient automobile. After rocketing to the top of best-seller charts and holding that position for decades, more than 20 million automobiles have now been produced for consumers throughout the world.

Ford released a video on one of its European YouTube accounts saying goodbye to the well-known hatchback and previewing its higher-riding, all-electric successor. Automotive News reports that Volkswagen's MEB platform will be used to build the electric Puma, which will be assembled in Cologne. With 200,000 EVs projected to be produced annually, the factory is anticipated to begin operations as soon as Fiesta manufacturing stops.

Ford is reportedly embracing electrification as a chance to rebuild the brand for environmentally aware customers. One of the most popular cars in the US, the F-150 truck, will soon be available in electric form, and the Mustang brand has also introduced an electric SUV.

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