Ford is not ruling out selling a battery-electric replacement for its Fiesta using a version of Volkswagen's upcoming affordable, small EV, Ford Europe's passenger cars boss Martin Sander said.
Ford ended production of the Fiesta on July 7 as the company transitions to becoming an all-electric brand in Europe.
The automaker’s Fiesta factory in Cologne, Germany, has had a $2 billion revamp to build electric cars based on VW Group’s MEB architecture. The first of Ford's VW-based EVs, a compact SUV called the Explorer, will arrive in European dealerships early next year.
When asked whether Ford would take a version of the VW's MEB based small electric car, Sander said the automaker has "a very constructive and positive cooperation with Volkswagen and we are possibly exploring opportunities to take that to the next level."
"Nothing has been decided, but I don't want to rule that out," he said in an interview with ANE.