Ford restricts popular European models to enhance output.

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Closing borders doesn't mean people can't buy a Focus or Fiesta. According to Automotive News' sister magazine Automobilwoche, Ford buyers can only order pre-configured models.

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The decision to restrict ordering of the two models was made due to delivery periods of up to 12 months for some configurations.

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Ford seeks to enhance production efficiency by limiting consumer choices for popular European models.

"Ford discontinued two models owing to supply issues."

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Ford can scale trims and features by building fewer combinations. Ford's main facility in Saarlouis, Germany, will produce 117,000 Focus cars this year, down from 195,000.

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The plant intends to produce 143,000 units by 2023. Ford's German businesses face semiconductor shortages and energy market instability.

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Saarlouis was sidelined by Ford's restructuring.

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Ford will build new electric cars in Valencia, Spain, according to Automotive News, leaving plant workers apprehensive.

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Ford recently announced a substantial employment loss, with most of the impacted employees at Ford Blue, which builds ICE cars like the Focus and Fiesta.

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