The Ford Craiova plant produces the EcoSport and Puma SUVs and the EcoBoost turbocharged 3-cylinder gas engine. In total, the concern has invested $ 2 billion in the Romanian plant since its purchase in 2008. The brand announced today that it will spend another $ 300 million to get the company ready to assemble a new minivan.
The all-electric commercial vehicle will be delivered to assembly lines in 2023. It will not get to dealers until 2024 in the role of an electric car. It will be Ford’s first electric vehicle to be produced in Romania. This is an important step towards realizing plans to develop a line of light commercial vehicles with electrical installations by 2024.
According to the president of Ford in Europe, the arrival of the electric version in 2024 means that the Romanian plant will become the third enterprise of the brand in Europe to assemble electric cars.
The brand declares that the new model will not only be an electric car. Car enthusiasts will be offered a choice of several gasoline and diesel units, including a productive diesel engine produced at the British Ford plant in Dagenham.
Right now, we know little about the new car. At the same time, we can confidently say that it will be produced together with Volkswagen developers. Under a recent agreement between the two auto giants, Ford will launch a midsize truck and one-tonne commercial minivan, while VW will offer a small city car.
Read also that Ford is testing a unique night lighting technology. The brand develops smart headlights with a predictive option. These innovative optics guarantee comfortable and safe driving on unlit roads.
We also advise you to watch a detailed review of the Ford Puma crossover from the FineAuto team: