The Ford Fusion is a midsize sedan that comes in gasoline and electric hybrid variants.
Notable for its excellent handling and spacious interiors, the Fusion is a classy and reliable everyday driver.
Let’s find out where this sedan is made.
The Ford Fusion is called “Ford Mondeo” in Europe.
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Where Are Ford Fusions Being Made?
The 2020 Ford Fusion was made in Mexico and Germany. Ford produces the Fusions meant for American and European markets in different countries. The Ford Fusions used in European countries are built at Ford’s Cologne plant in Germany and its Chennai factory in India. In 2010, Ford stopped manufacturing the Fusion in India.
The Ford’s factory in Cologne, Germany, is the only facility making the Ford Fusion.
American markets sell Ford Fusions manufactured at Ford’s Hermosillo Stamping and Assembly plant in Mexico.
In 2012, Ford expanded the production of Fusions for Americans to its Flat Rock Assembly in Michigan, USA.
However, Ford stopped manufacturing the Fusion at Michigan in 2016 and moved all production of American Ford Fusions back to Mexico.
Are Ford Fusions for the US Market Produced in the US?
At the moment, Ford Fusions are not manufactured in any factory in the United States.
However, Ford once built the Fusion at its Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan. Production of the Fusion at Michigan ended in 2016.
Are They Assembled in the US?
Ford Fusions are not assembled in the United States of America. Fusions were assembled at Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly factory in Michigan, USA, for a while.
Ford closed the assembly of Fusions at Michigan in 2016.
Please also read our article about driving the Ford Fusion in snow and winter.
How Can You Check Where a Specific Fusion Was Made?
You can determine where your Ford Fusion was produced by studying your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
The VIN is a set of 17 characters which denote basic information about your vehicle.
These set of characters are unique to your vehicle. So, no two vehicles have the same VIN.
The first character on your VIN is the one that indicates the country where your Fusion is produced. This character may be a letter or number.
When the first character on a VIN, it indicates that the car was manufactured outside America. In contrast, vehicles produced in America are represented by a number on the VIN.
In some cases, the characters representing the location where a Ford Fusion was manufactured may be a combination of letters or numbers.
Even in such cases, the first character is always a letter if it was built outside America, and a number for American countries.
The first character on the VIN of Ford Fusions can be any of the following:
- Any combination between MA-ME, which indicates that the Fusion was built in India;
- Any combination between SN-ST, which means the Fusion was produced in Germany;
- Any combination between 3A-3W, for Fusions built in Mexico; and
- Either 1, 4, or 5, for Fusions built in the USA.
Make sure to also check our article on how long Ford Fusions last.
Are Japanese or European Built Fusions Better?
Since Ford does not produce the Fusion in Japan, this question does not apply to the vehicle.
Where Is the Ford Fusion Designed?
The latest design of the Ford Fusions were made at Ford’s Laindon branch in Essex, United Kingdom, by a design team led by Chris Hamilton.
The previous design of Fusions, meant for American Ford Fusions, was created at the Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan.
Where Are Ford Fusions Made for the Australian Market?
The Ford Fusions are not sold in the Australian market. However, Australians can buy the related Ford Mondeo.
Where Are Ford Fusions Made for the Canadian Market?
The Canadian market imports its stock of Ford Fusion from Ford’s Hermosillo Stamping and Assembly Plant in Germany.
Where Are Ford Fusions Made for the UK Market?
The set of Ford Fusions sold in the UK market is manufactured at the Cologne factory in Germany.
Also check our article on 11 Ford Fusion statistics.
Is Ford Planning to Move Its Production?
At the moment, Ford has no plans to expand production of the Fusion to any new country.
Rather, it shifted the production of the Ford Fusion out of its Chennai plant in India in 2016.
In addition, Ford used to build the Fusion at its Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan, but the company ended production in 2016.
Ford stopped manufacturing Ford Fusion for America on July 31, 2020. The company plans to reinvent the American sedan as another vehicle.
Ford will still produce European Fusions, with the name tag ‘Ford Mondeo’, at its Cologne factory in Germany.
Is Ford Hiring or Firing in the US?
Ford has employed new workers in the USA this year. The company hired 1,300 temporary employees to replace its members of staff who have been infected with the coronavirus.
These temp staff will be supplied by United Auto Workers. Ford intends to take the employees through thermal scans before admitting them into the factories.
Likewise, Ford will fire 1000 salaried workers in the US by September 2020.
Some Ford managers said the company did not lay off its employees to compensate for the effect of the coronavirus on its sales.
According to Ford’s CEO, Jim Hackett, the reduction in jobs was a move intended to increase efficiency and revenue in the USA.
Current employees at Ford claim that the company hires most of its workers through state employment offices and employee referrals.
Is Ford an American Company?
Ford is an American company. The organization was founded in Detroit, Michigan, in 1903.