Ford Studies Abroad…in Russia

Ford is no longer the wrangler-jeans, Sunday fried chicken, all-American truck company people used to think it was. This week Ford made plans with Russia to produce new cars for the “OAO Sollers” line, getting its foot in the door in Russia’s new car business which is growing 30 percent every year. Let it be noted that Ford stepped in when Fiat, an Italian automaker, failed to see a deal through with the Russian company for a second time. USA 1, Italy 0. To see the full story on Ford’s global expansion efforts, click here.