Ford Focus MOSCOW – Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Corp. in August each celebrated their first full production year in Russia. Ford produces the Focus in its plant in Vsevolozhsk near St. Petersburg, and GM is making the Chevrolet Niva SUV at ZAO GM-AvtoVAZ, a joint venture with AvtoVAZ and EBRD. (See related story: Ford Opens Russian Plant) Ford, which plans to make 13,000 Focus cars this year and about 25,000 in 2004, says local content is running 15% but is targeted ...

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