Ford Boosts Fusion Production to Challenge Toyota Camry

Ford Motor Co. is reportedly looking to increase production of the Fusion model in order to face increasing sales and challenge America’s long-standing best selling mid-size sedan, the Toyota Camry.
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According to Automotive News, an assembly plant located 20 miles south of Ford’s headquarters in Detroit is being prepared to roll Fusion sedans off the line as we speak. The facility will add to the automaker’s maximum capacity of 350,000 units per year, which was reached in 2012 at the Hermosillo plant in Mexico.

In addition, Ford has hired 1,400 workers that will help produce another 100,000 Fusions per year at the Mustang assembly plant in Flat Rock, Michigan, where production could be expanded to as much as 450,000 units annually.

Meanwhile, Toyota can build about 475,000 Camrys per year in North America, while Honda can assemble around 450,000 Accords. The Toyota Camry is the top-selling passenger car in the United States for 11 consecutive years and 15 of the last 16 years.

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