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Amid Coronavirus, Ford Continues European CV Sales Leadership, Launches Key Models with Electrified Options

“The Coronavirus pandemic has had a massive effect on markets across Europe in the first quarter. With our strong CV business and fresh passenger vehicle line-up including the Puma and key electrified vehicles like the Kuga PHEV on the starting block, we are well prepared for a successful restart once customers start to return to the market.”

Roelant de Waard, Vice President, Marketing, Sales and Service, Ford of Europe

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Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification; mobility solutions, including self-driving services; and connected services.  Ford employs approximately 190,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit

Ford of Europe

 is responsible for producing, selling and servicing Ford brand vehicles in 50 individual markets and employs approximately 46,000 employees at its wholly owned facilities and consolidated joint ventures and approximately 61,000 people when unconsolidated businesses are included. In addition to Ford Motor Credit Company, Ford Europe operations include Ford Customer Service Division and 19 manufacturing facilities (12 wholly owned facilities and seven unconsolidated joint venture facilities). The first Ford cars were shipped to Europe in 1903 – the same year Ford Motor Company was founded. European production started in 1911. 

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