Ford Starts European EcoSport Production
Production of new Ford EcoSport SUV for European markets has begun in Craiova, Romania, meeting growing customer demand for small SUVs and bringing new jobs to Europe.
Ford has started production of the new European Ford EcoSport small crossover at its Craiova, Romania, assembly plant.
The decision to build the new EcoSport in Europe rather than continue to import the vehicle from Ford’s plant in Chennai, India, will help Ford respond to rising customer demand.
Total industry sales of SUVs in Ford’s 20 European traditional markets grew by 27 per cent last year and accounted for more than one in four new passenger car registrations.
Craiova is the sole source of EcoSport production for Europe (excluding Russia), supplying 56 markets on four continents.
This includes markets as diverse as the United Kingdom, New Caledonia in Oceania, Turkmenistan in Central Asia, and South Africa.