Since October of 2011, the Ford Kuga will be produced in the United States. The Blue Oval has revealed an insider of the issuer Cologne Bloomberg TV. The decision to move production of the Kuga in the U.S. is linked to three factors: the low labor costs, a weak dollar and the ability to market the SUV also in the U.S. market.
Brian Johnson, an analyst with the automotive sector for Barclays Capital, in an interview with Bloomberg TV just said that the choice of Ford “has a meaning, because Western Europe is not a particularly cheap to build cars” . In addition, Johnson has estimated that the cost of labor in the U.S. could be lower by about $ 10 per hour per employee, compared to that charged in Germany.