2011 Ford Fiesta deliveries delayed due to hurricane

Posted on Thursday, 15 July 2010 , 00:07:59 byAlina

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2011 Ford Fiesta deliveries delayed due to hurricane

Production of the all-new Ford Fiesta subcompact in the company's plant in Cuautitlan, Mexico is ramping up, and many customers are waiting to get their new cars.

Unfortunately, shipments of the subcompact car to U.S. dealerships are being delayed by 10 days to 2 weeks because of storm-damaged rail lines in Mexico.

Alex hit northern Mexico in late June, and Tropical Storm Bonnie hit the country shortly thereafter. It seems there are a number of damaged railroads around Ford's factory near Mexico City, and the automaker has been forced to reroute some of its shipments.

Ford will have to find other ways to ship Fiestas to the U.S., which likely means truck transportation, and that the cars will arrive at dealers in early August rather than late July.

"We do ship a significant amount of vehicles via railroad, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t shipping at all," said Angie Kozleski, a Ford spokeswoman. "We just have to reroute it and that takes time."

Many dealers have waiting lists for the subcompact car, which gets 29 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway. Ford is reporting that it has collected about 2,000 down payments from customers waiting for the 2011 Fiesta and some of them began complaining earlier this month when they had to wait around two weeks longer than anticipated to take delivery.


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