Ford Motor Co. will produce a new model based on its Fiesta car in China at its 50/50 joint venture with auto maker Chang’an Auto Group. The model is expected to go on sale next April for about RMB100,000 ($12,082) and come in 1L or 1.5L variants. Ford, which invested $49 million in the JV, hopes to produce 50,000 units a year at the JV plant, located in the city of Chongquing. A Ford China spokesman says capacity could be increased to 150,000 units annually in the future.

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