Ford Sollers plant in Alabuga released the 150 thousandth car
Ford Sollers company announced the release of the 150 thousandth car on the company's plant in Alabuga. At the plant in Tatarstan the company produces mid-size crossover Ford Kuga, legendary 7-seater SUV Ford Explorer and different versions of light commercial vehicle Ford Transit on full cycle technology.
The jubilee vehicle has become Ford Transit, intended for a corporate vehicle fleet. Vans, chassis and minibuses Ford Transit, as well as special versions based on them, produced with the help of certified bodybuilders, are the leaders in sales in the segment of light commercial vehicles of foreign brands in Russia, press-service of the company reports.
It is symbolic that it was the Ford Transit that was the first model to enter the assembly line in 2012. Currently, versions of special and social purpose based on Ford Transit are used in various fields of Russian business, as well as social services.
The main volume of cars produced in "Alabuga" was made by crossovers of Ford Kuga, which are enjoying growing popularity in Russia. Last year, the sales of Ford Kuga in Russia grew by 54%, 13,000 cars were sold, making the model the second-largest seller of the Russian Ford line.
The flagship SUV Ford Explorer, which is also produced in Tatarstan, is currently the leader among Ford models in the dynamics of sales growth. In 2017, its sales grew by 65%, following the results of 5 months of 2018 this rate was preserved.