Ford Motor is considering the possibility of enlarging the range of car models and increasing capacity of its car factory in the Leningrad region of Russia, President of Ford Motor Russia Henrick Nensen reported at a press conference devoted to opening up this factory. He noted that the factory would start the production of another car model over the next six months in addition to currently produced Ford Focus. In addition, Ford Motor is going to increase the production capacity of its factory in Vsevolozhsk, which is now capable to produce up to 25,000 cars a year. Nensen reported that Ford Motor officials were planning to increase the factory's capacity to 100,000 various cars a year.
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