Where Are Ford Cars Made?

Ford prides itself on being founded and manufactured in the United States. They are synonymous with American manufacturing. Ford is known for being an innovative American brand with ties to racing, work trucks, police lines, and mass-produced family cars.

Ford Motor Company incorporated in 1903, and by 1904, Ford was expanding internationally. Ford established plants in Canada and France early in the 20th century. How many of their vehicles (and which ones) are still manufactured in America though? We dug in to find out. Our verdict is below.

Verdict: Where are Fords Made?

There are now 65 Ford plants worldwide, only eight of which are in the United States. Aside from the United States, China is one of the significant manufacturers of Ford vehicles. The United States makes many of the larger Ford vehicles and those with large engines. Trucks, police interceptors, and Ford’s luxury line Lincoln are also made in America.

Obviously, this news is not surprising as Ford is a global company, but the fact that the majority of their assembly plants are overseas is definitely disappointing. Below is a breakdown of each of their assembly lines and the primary models made at each location.

Ford Manufacturing Plants in the USA

Facility Name Location Year Opened Primary Models Number of Jobs
Flat Rock Assembly Plant Flat Rock, Michigan 1987 Mustang, Shelby GT350, Shelby GT350R, Lincoln Continental 2,420
Chicago Assembly Plant Chicago, Illinois 1924 Explorer, Police Interceptor Utility, Lincoln Aviator 5,810
Dearborn Truck Plant Dearborn, Michigan 2004 F-150, Raptor 4,400
Kansas City Assembly Plant Claycomo, Missouri 1951 F-150, Transit 7,250
Kentucky Truck Plant Louisville, Kentucky 1969 F-250-F-550 Super Duty Trucks, Expedition, Lincoln Navigator 8,920
Louisville Assembly Plant Louisville, Kentucky 1955 Escape, Lincoln Corsair 4,100
Michigan Assembly Plant Wayne, Michigan 1957 Ranger 3,000
Ohio Assembly Plant Avon Lake Ohio 1974 F-650/750 Medium Duty Trucks, F-350/450/550 Super Duty Chassis Cab, E-Series Cutaway, Stripped Chassis 1,740

Obviously it’s great to see Ford supporting tens of thousands of American jobs. Okay, let’s get into their international assembly lines.

International Ford Manufacturing Plants

Facility Name Location Year Opened Primary Models
Oakville Assembly Oakville, Ontario, Canada 1953 Edge, Flex, Lincoln MKX, Lincoln MKT
Changan Ford Chongqing Automobile Co., Ltd. Plant 1 New District, Chongqing, China 2004 EcoSport, Focus, Mondeo
Changan Ford Chongqing Automobile Co., Ltd. Plant 2 New District, Chongqing, China 2012 Focus, Kuga
Changan Ford Automobile Co., Ltd., Engine Plant Chongqing, China 2014 Escort
JMC Xiaolan Assembly Plant Nanchang, China 2013 Transit, Transit Classic
Cologne Body and Assembly Cologne, Germany 1931 Fiesta
Saarlouis Body and Assembly Plant Saarlouis, Germany 1970 Focus, Focus Electric, Focus ST
Chennai Vehicle and Engine Assembly Plant Maraimalai Nagar, Timil Nadu, India 1999 EcoSport, Endeavour, engines
Cuautitlan Stamping and Assembly Plant Cuautitlan, Mexico 1964 Fiesta 4 and 5 doors, Fiesta ST
Hermosillo Stamping and Assembly Plant Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico 1986 Fusion, Fusion Hybrid, Lincoln MKZ, MKZ Hybrid, MKZ Black Label
Craiova Assembly Craiova, Romania 2008 Ford B-Max
Ford Sollers St. Petersburg Assembly Plant St. Petersburg, Russia 2011 Focus, Mondeo
Silverton Assembly Plant Pretoria, South Africa 1967 Ranger
Valencia Body and Assembly Valencia, Spain 1976 Kuga, Galaxy, S-MAX, Mondeo, Transit Connect
AutoAlliance Co., Ltd. Pluak Daeng, Thailand 1995 Everest, Ranger
Ford Otosan Plant Kocaeli, Turkey 2001 Transit, Transit Connect
Valencia Assembly Valencia, Venezuela 1962 Explorer, Fiesta, F-250, F-350, Cargo
Haiduong Assembly Factory Hai Duong, Vietnam 1995 Focus, Fiesta, Transit, Everest, EcoSport
São Bernardo Assembly Plant São Paulo, Brazil 1967 Fiesta, F-Series, Cargo Heavy Trucks
Ford Sollers Elabuga Assembly Plant Republic of Tatarstan, Russia 2008 Transit, Kuga, Explorer, S-MAX, Galaxy
Ford Sollers Naberezhnye Chelny Assembly Plant Naberezhnye Chelny, Russia 2014 EcoSport
Sanand Vehicle and Engine Assembly Plant Gujarat, India 2015 Aspire, Figo
Changan Ford Hangzhou Plant Hangzhou, China 2015 Edge, Taurus
Changan Ford Harbin Plant Harbin, China 2016 Focus 5-door
Ford Lio Ho Motor Co., Ltd. Chung Li, Tiwan 1973 Fiesta, Focus, Kuga

How to Tell Where Your Ford is Made

Time Magazine recently published an article about Ford bringing jobs back to America. In this article, you can see where your Ford was made by entering the model year and make into an interactive chart. The chart shows you where parts that are put into your car come from and where your car’s final assembly was completed.

You can also check your VIN, which will give you all the details about where your vehicle is made. It’s typically located under the hood and/or somewhere on the driver’s side door. Use a service like faxvin.com (completely free) to check your VIN and see a complete breakdown of where it was produced.

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