Ford sees good prospects for the development of the Russian market

Ford sees good prospects for the development of the Russian market

RusAutoNews.Сom – The leading American car manufacturer Ford expects positive results from its business activities in Russia, encouraged by the good prospects of the country’s automotive market. The relevant statement has been made by the vice chairman of the corporation: David Schoch to TASS agency.

“I believe that there’s a good future ahead of Ford in Russia and the Russian zone of activity” – Schoch noted. “Ford Motor has a strong foothold in the continuously developing Russian market. We have established a solid partnership with the car maker Sollers in the country.” 

According to Schoch, the Russian-American JV Ford Sollers is successfully operating in the Russian market.

Ford Sollers was founded by Ford Motor Company and Sollers with equal participation of the parties in October 2011. Today, Ford Sollers offers its customers a completely updated model range of Ford, represented by seven localised models, manufactured at the facilities of the company with full-cycle technology, as well as a line of special vehicles based on Ford Transit. The company is represented in Russia with four factories and a full-scale R&D centre, specialised in the adaptation and localisation of Ford vehicles.  

As published by Autostat previously, Ford Sollers has increased its sales by 10% in Russia in 2016, to 42,528 units. Transit (5562, +63%), Kuga (+18%) and Focus (11973, +8%) have become the main contributors to the growth in sales.