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Ford Sollers, the joint venture of Ford and JSC Sollers in Russia, has begun production at its plant in the Republic of Tatarstan. The plant, which is Ford Sollers' second assembly plant in Tatarstan and the third in Russia, will have an annual production capacity of up to 115,000 vehicles and will employ 1,500 people.

“We're proud to announce the start of production of the Ford EcoSport at Ford Sollers' third assembly plant in Naberezhnie Chelny. This state-of-the art facility will build Ford vehicles to the highest quality levels,” said Ted Cannis, president and CEO, Ford Sollers. “EcoSport will be a winning addition to the Russian range and will strengthen Ford's brand presence in the fast-growing SUV and crossover market segment,” he added.
The company says the EcoSport for Russia is fully adapted for Russian cold winter conditions. The model is available in a choice of front- and all-wheel drive options, and comes with either a 1.6-liter or 2.0-liter gasoline engine mated to a 5- or 6-speed manual or Powershift 6-speed automatic transmission.
Our UK models will still come from India for the time being.
 

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This is interesting:
Ford Sollers engineers have used their understanding of the Russian market to adjust the Ford EcoSport to meet the requirements of local customers. EcoSport has been tested for corrosion and durability, and is fully adapted for Russian cold winter conditions.
Wonder what they had to change??
 

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Sounds interesting... An EcoSport with a 1.6 EcoBoost engine would be fun!
 
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