The Flat Rock, MI plant that builds the Ford Mustang and Mazda6 is currently under the microscope. With the plant operating at only one shift, Mazda has deemed the plant unprofitable, and may either hand its share over to Ford, or even shut the plant down completely.
Combine that with the rising strength of the Yen, and Mazda finds itself in a hairy situation when it comes to profits — since 80 percent of its vehicles come from Japan. Hopefully Ford can at least help make the best out of this precarious situation, and at the very least preserve some jobs. That said, we understand that the two automakers will do what’s best for their business performance going forward.
Source: Automotive News