The Cologne plant in Germany where 3.4 million Fiestas have already been produced is awarded the task of commencing the production and it is a task they have grabbed with open arms.

Today the production commenced of the all-new Ford Fiesta, it marks an important time in the future of the Ford Motor Company heralding the new global small car era. The Cologne plant in Germany where 3.4 million Fiestas have already been produced is awarded the task of commencing the production and it is a task they have grabbed with open arms. You may remember a couple of weeks a go when we reported they had plastered 3000 meters worth of specially designed mesh over its walls to celebrate.

Later this year plants in Nanjing, China and Rayong, Thailand will begin production for the asian market. Starting from January 2009, the Valencia Assembly Plant in Spain will join and in early 2010, Ford’s Cuautitlan Assembly Plant in Mexico will begin producing for the US market.

“The all-new Fiesta is an outstanding symbol for our One Ford vision of a single, global company designing and building cars for customers around the world. Be proud of what you have achieved and be proud of your contribution to a model that will get the world talking.” said Alan Mullaly.

Within five years Ford expects to be selling over 1 million Fiesta's annually at which time it will already have been joined by their global C-segment model (the Focus) which it expects to surpass 2 million annual sales.

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All-New Ford Fiesta Production Commences