The president of the Sollers Ford JV, Adil Shirinov, said in an interview with Izvestia that Ford does not exclude the resumption of the production of a line of passenger cars localized in Russia.
When asked about the possibility of producing electric cars in Russia, Adil Shirinov said that everything is possible with the correct organization of production.
If in Russian, what the devil is not joking. If we talk about business, then we know very well what the production of a budget car and making money on it is. We will not play these games anymore. These can be full-size SUVs.
Obviously, the most likely candidates for a comeback are the Kuga and Explorer crossovers, or the Expedition and Bronco. In addition, quite recently, Ford showed its beloved Russian Focus in a restyled version.
At the beginning of 2019, it became known that the American company Ford was reducing its presence in Europe. The company curtailed sales and production of passenger cars in Russia in the same year, and dealers only sold stock. The factories in Vsevolozhsk and Naberezhnye Chelny were mothballed, the site in Yelabuga is used only for the Transit line.