Ford Motor Co. of Australia Ltd. plans to start building 40,000 European-designed 4-cyl. Focus small cars annually at its Melbourne assembly plant beginning in 2011. The addition of the Focus will create 300 new jobs at the plant and could employ some of the 600 workers at Ford’s Geelong, Victoria, 6-cyl. engine facility that the auto maker announced last week will end production in 2010. The move puts Australia back into small-car manufacturing for the first time in more than a decade, ...
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