COLOGNE, Germany – Ford’s Cologne-Niehl plant is celebrating an historic milestone after producing seven million Ford Fiestas.
Fiesta first went into production at Cologne in 1979. Today, almost 90 percent of the vehicles produced in Cologne are destined for export to more than 60 countries, including Australia, New Zealand and Tahiti.
Approximately 1,650 Fiestas roll off the production line in Cologne every day and each car takes approximately 13 hours to build from scratch.
Last year, Ford Fiesta was Europe’s best-selling small car and the second-best selling car overall. The current Ford Fiesta is now in its seventh generation and offers class-leading driving dynamics coupled with award-winning driver assistance technologies and outstanding comfort and refinement.
“Customers today expect from a small car the same equipment and the same comfort they are accustomed to from medium to high class models,” said Karl Anton, plant manager of Ford-Werke GmbH in Cologne.