VIENNA – Ford Sollers Holding, the Russian 50-50 joint venture agreed to by Ford and Russian vehicle manufacturer Sollers in 2011, launches assembly today of the Ford Explorer SUV from complete-knocked-down kits sourced from the U.S. at its plant in Elabuga, Russia. The auto maker started Russian Explorer assembly from semi-knocked-down kits last year. The bodies now are welded and painted in Elabuga. The first full-production units off the line is a Frozen White Explorer Sport, ...

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