Ford's only two remaining North American plants will remain open. The plants are the Dearborn, Michigan facility where the F-150 is built and the Kansas City operation that builds the Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner in addition to the F-150, reports Automotive News. The Hermosillo, Mexico and Oakville Ontario plants will not reopen the week following the January 5 closures. Those plants build mid-sized sedans and the Ford Flex, Edge and Lincoln MKX crossovers, respectively.
More shutdowns will have to take place to get to the 37.9% reduction goal, totaling 430,000 cars. GM has already announced its own production cuts, totaling about 250,000 cars, as has Honda, which will eliminate production of 119,000 vehicles.