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After Trump criticism: Ford stops Mexico plant

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W he Ford announced on Tuesday (January 3, 2017) that the company is stopping its plans for the 1.6 billion US dollar (1.5 billion euros) new plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Instead, they will now invest 700 million US dollars in the existing plant in Flat Rock in the US state of Michigan. There are to be created 700 new jobs after the conversion of the plant to self-driving and electric cars.

Ford shifts Focus production to Mexico -Trump threatens GM

However, Ford is going to be profitable stay, build the new generation of the Ford Focus in an existing plant in Hermosillo, Mexico. The current Focus model is currently being produced in the US state of Michigan, where it should make room for two new vehicle models. Ford wants to secure 3,500 jobs there, according to the auto company.

Trump had repeatedly criticized the American automakers for their production in the low-wage country of Mexico. On Tuesday morning, Trump tweeted another warning to General Motors, threatening high punitive tariffs for cars imported into the US from Mexico: 'General Motors is sending Mexican made model of Chevy Cruze to U.S. car dealers-tax free across border. Make in USA or pay big border tax! '(' General Motors brings the Chevy Cruze from Mexico tax-free across the border to the US dealer. Build in the USA or pay high border duties! '). GM already manufactures the majority of the models intended for the US market in the US state of Ohio. In Mexico, the company builds the Cruze in a body variant that is only sold in small numbers in the USA, most vehicles are intended for the international market.


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