Ford has announced the launch of Ford Focus III at the plant in Vsevolozhsk (Leningrad region).
Third-generation Ford Focus will be assembled in Russia in all three versions of the existing body: hatchback, sedan and wagon. The first production line will come down a five-door version. Sedan will be on the assembly line in September, and wagon — in January 2012.
The Russian customers will have a choice of four kits, ten exterior colors and four engines (three petrol and one diesel), as well as manual or automatic transmission.
Stands out for its sporty and modern design, the new Focus offers the highest quality, safety and finishing skills, combined with fuel economy, the legendary handling and innovative technologies that were not previously available to the C segment cars. Even before the start of production of new items have already selected more than five thousand Russians.
A few facts from the history of Focus in Russia:
2002. — Start of production of Focus at the Ford plant in Vsevolozhsk (the first foreign car plant in Russia)
2003. — The beginning of a seven-year leadership Focus, as among the best-selling foreign brand in Russia
2005. — Launch of the Ford Focus II
2006. — The plant in Vsevolozhsk produces 100,000 Focus
2007. — Two hundred thousand Focus is assembled in Russia
2008. — An updated version of the bestseller appear on the Russian market
2009. — Russian production reaches 300,000 Focus cars
2011. — Vsevolozhskiy plant produces chetyrehsottysyachny Focus
2011. — Russia has sold half a million cars Ford Focus
2011. — It starts with the Russian production of Ford Focus III (July 18)
Russia in Focus
Ford is constantly increasing number of domestic components in the Russian Ford Focus. In addition to painting and welding plant (according to the agreement with the Ministry of Economic Development of the industrial assembly) passed on some of the details of domestic origin.
The updated Ford Focus will get all the same Russian components as its predecessor. Large parts of the Focus interior roof of the domestic firm PHR (Samara), the same shelves make the boot. Seats for vehicles produced by Russian division of the American company JCI, built near St. Petersburg. Side windows for Ford to produce "Bor Glassworks" (Nizhny Novgorod).
Mud flaps and mats do at the "Elast-Technology" (St. Petersburg). Immediately under Peter the enterprise "Avtoarmatura" make the antenna. Focus Pads to go from Ivanov from the factory "Standard-Plast Ivanovo" and from Samara from the firm Samorim. A number of other companies supply parts to the plant, which will have no effect on driving performance, but significantly reduces the cost of the machine: it is "KinelAgroPlast" (Samara) — a group of air ducts for ventilation, heating and defroster; "DetalStroyKonstruktsiya" (Togliatti) — carpet for cabin interior trunk; Tenneco Automotive Volga (Togliatti) — exhaust system; Lear (Moscow) — wiring; Nokian Tires (St. Petersburg) — tires; Alteams (Vyborg) — aluminum brackets; Nypro (Moscow) — Plastic staples. The next step will be switching manufacturers for domestic tire.