Where Are Ford Cars Made?

Ford prides itself on being founded and manufactured in the United States. They are synonymous with American manufacturing. Ford is known for being an innovative American brand with ties to racing, work trucks, police lines, and mass-produced family cars.

Ford Motor Company incorporated in 1903, and by 1904, Ford was expanding internationally. Ford established plants in Canada and France early in the 20th century. How many of their vehicles (and which ones) are still manufactured in America though? We dug in to find out. Our verdict is below.

Verdict: Where are Fords Made?

There are now 65 Ford plants worldwide, only eight of which are in the United States. Aside from the United States, China is one of the significant manufacturers of Ford vehicles. The United States makes many of the larger Ford vehicles and those with large engines. Trucks, police interceptors, and Ford’s luxury line Lincoln are also made in America.

Obviously, this news is not surprising as Ford is a global company, but the fact that the majority of their assembly plants are overseas is definitely disappointing. So how many Ford plants are in the U.S.? They have a total of 8 manufacturing facilities in the USA. Wondering where does Ford make their cars? Below is a breakdown of each of their assembly lines and the primary models made at each location.

Ford Manufacturing Plants in the USA

Facility NameLocationYear OpenedPrimary ModelsNumber of Jobs
Flat Rock Assembly PlantFlat Rock, Michigan1987Mustang, Shelby GT350, Shelby GT350R, Lincoln Continental2,420
Chicago Assembly PlantChicago, Illinois1924Explorer, Police Interceptor Utility, Lincoln Aviator5,810
Dearborn Truck PlantDearborn, Michigan2004F-150, Raptor4,400
Kansas City Assembly PlantClaycomo, Missouri1951F-150, Transit7,250
Kentucky Truck PlantLouisville, Kentucky1969F-250-F-550 Super Duty Trucks, Expedition, Lincoln Navigator8,920
Louisville Assembly PlantLouisville, Kentucky1955Escape, Lincoln Corsair4,100
Michigan Assembly PlantWayne, Michigan1957Ranger3,000
Ohio Assembly PlantAvon Lake Ohio1974F-650/750 Medium Duty Trucks, F-350/450/550 Super Duty Chassis Cab, E-Series Cutaway, Stripped Chassis1,740

Here you can see where are Fords are assembled. Obviously it’s great to see Ford supporting tens of thousands of American jobs. Okay, let’s get into their international assembly lines.

International Ford Manufacturing Plants

Facility NameLocationYear OpenedPrimary Models
Oakville AssemblyOakville, Ontario, Canada1953Edge, Flex, Lincoln MKX, Lincoln MKT
Changan Ford Chongqing Automobile Co., Ltd. Plant 1New District, Chongqing, China2004EcoSport, Focus, Mondeo
Changan Ford Chongqing Automobile Co., Ltd. Plant 2New District, Chongqing, China2012Focus, Kuga
Changan Ford Automobile Co., Ltd., Engine PlantChongqing, China2014Escort
JMC Xiaolan Assembly PlantNanchang, China2013Transit, Transit Classic
Cologne Body and AssemblyCologne, Germany1931Fiesta
Saarlouis Body and Assembly PlantSaarlouis, Germany1970Focus, Focus Electric, Focus ST
Chennai Vehicle and Engine Assembly PlantMaraimalai Nagar, Timil Nadu, India1999EcoSport, Endeavour, engines
Cuautitlan Stamping and Assembly PlantCuautitlan, Mexico1964Fiesta 4 and 5 doors, Fiesta ST
Hermosillo Stamping and Assembly PlantHermosillo, Sonora, Mexico1986Fusion, Fusion Hybrid, Lincoln MKZ, MKZ Hybrid, MKZ Black Label
Craiova AssemblyCraiova, Romania2008Ford B-Max
Ford Sollers St. Petersburg Assembly PlantSt. Petersburg, Russia2011Focus, Mondeo
Silverton Assembly PlantPretoria, South Africa1967Ranger
Valencia Body and AssemblyValencia, Spain1976Kuga, Galaxy, S-MAX, Mondeo, Transit Connect
AutoAlliance Co., Ltd.Pluak Daeng, Thailand1995Everest, Ranger
Ford Otosan PlantKocaeli, Turkey2001Transit, Transit Connect
Valencia AssemblyValencia, Venezuela1962Explorer, Fiesta, F-250, F-350, Cargo
Haiduong Assembly FactoryHai Duong, Vietnam1995Focus, Fiesta, Transit, Everest, EcoSport
São Bernardo Assembly PlantSão Paulo, Brazil1967Fiesta, F-Series, Cargo Heavy Trucks
Ford Sollers Elabuga Assembly PlantRepublic of Tatarstan, Russia2008Transit, Kuga, Explorer, S-MAX, Galaxy
Ford Sollers Naberezhnye Chelny Assembly PlantNaberezhnye Chelny, Russia2014EcoSport
Sanand Vehicle and Engine Assembly PlantGujarat, India2015Aspire, Figo
Changan Ford Hangzhou PlantHangzhou, China2015Edge, Taurus
Changan Ford Harbin PlantHarbin, China2016Focus 5-door
Ford Lio Ho Motor Co., Ltd.Chung Li, Tiwan1973Fiesta, Focus, Kuga

How to Tell Where Your Ford is Made

Time Magazine recently published an article about Ford bringing jobs back to America. In this article, you can see where your Ford was made by entering the model year and make into an interactive chart. The chart shows you where parts that are put into your car come from and where your car’s final assembly was completed.

You can also check your VIN, which will give you all the details about where your vehicle is made. It’s typically located under the hood and/or somewhere on the driver’s side door. Use a service like faxvin.com (completely free) to check your VIN and see a complete breakdown of where it was produced.

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Mike leads research on the team, writes, and manages the YouTube channel. He’s been buying products made in the USA for as long as he can remember. It’s in his blood, growing up working in American manufacturing.