Ford will halt Fiesta production in Germany for 11 days in October and November

Article by Andrew Christian, on September 19, 2014

After stopping B-Max production at its Romanian plant earlier this month, Ford also announced that it will cut production of the Fiesta in the fourth quarter of this year, at its plant in Cologne, Germany. Production will be stopped 11 days in October and November due to the fact that the demand on the European market slowed down in the second half of 2014.

Currently, the Fiesta is company’s best-seller in Europe and according to JATO Dynamics, Ford sold over 190,000 units in the first seven months of this year compared to 175,000 vehicles sold in the same period back in 2013.

In order to boost sales in Germany, Ford said that it will apply subsidies under the Kurzarbeit or short-work program because 4,000 workers will be affected by the production cut.

Ford’s Fiesta received a facelifted version back in 2012 when the vehicle arrived with the new trapezoidal front grille, laser-cut headlamps with daytime running lamps featuring LED technology and a power-dome bonnet design.

Moreover, the vehicle was the first in its segment to offer the MyKey, a system that enables parents to limit the vehicle’s performances as well as the volume of the audio system.

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