Why won't the Ford Fusion Hybrid be built in America?

I was going to buy one just for that reason, but now read that it will be built in Mexico.

William K., Los Angeles

The first-generation Fusion, produced for the 2008 through 2012 model years, was built exclusively at Ford’s plant in Hermosillo, Mexico, so all models came from there. Hermosillo will remain the primary plant for 2013 Fusion production and beyond, with provisions for assembling the hybrid model carrying over from the first generation. In addition, the Lincoln MKZ and new Fusion plug-in hybrid will be built in Mexico.

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Ford will begin production of the Fusion in early 2013 at a plant in Flat Rock, Mich., where the Mustang is currently built on a separate assembly line. Ford had shared the Flat Rock plant with Mazda, and the Fusion will be built on an assembly line that until recently produced the Mazda6.

Because the Michigan plant has less production capacity for the Fusion than the one in Mexico, it will supplement Hermosillo production.

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Answered by Rick Popely on December 18, 2012 in Ford , Ford Fusion Hybrid , I'm Just Wondering | Permalink

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