Ford, one of Mexico’s main car exporters last year, has just announced that in the near future they will be investing $1.3 billion in the Hermosillo Ford plant in Northern Mexico. This investment will lead to the employment of around 1,000 new workers on top of the 2,700 individuals already employed at the location. Ford’s plant in Hermosillo, Mexico  will be dedicated to the increased production of its anticipated midsize 2013 Ford Fusion  vehicule and its new Lincoln MKZ vehicle. The 2013 Ford Fusion, available in the fall, will represent a landmark in the progression towards sustainable transportation practices in Mexico.
The 2013 Ford Fusion  will give buyers the option of picking between a plug-in electric hybrid version of the vehicule or the standard gasoline version of the vehicule. The hybrid version of the automobile will run on a lithium-ion battery pack. Although Ford has been producing their cars in Mexico for almost 90 years, this new investment will allow the country to efficiently produce their new electric powered hybrid models and their new luxury car models.The President of Americas for Ford, Mark Fields stated that Ford “is making a significant investment in this facility and a significant commitment to the employees here while also transforming our vehicle linup for customers throughout North America.” This trend of developing production centers in Mexico has also been adapted by Nissan, Toyota, and Volkswagen. Today, Mexico is one of the most prominent exporters of cars to the rest of the world and their position is on the rise.