Ford Motor Co. launches production of its Fiesta small car in Thailand amid reports it plans to build a factory in the country that will assemble the Focus. The Fiesta will be built at a new $500 million, 753,473-sq.-ft. (70,000-sq.-m) passenger-car plant in Rayong by AutoAlliance Thailand Co. Ltd., Ford’s joint venture with Mazda Motor Corp. Volume production is scheduled to ramp up at the facility in the coming weeks, with vehicles to arrive at Ford dealerships in Thailand and other ...

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