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Changan Ford Chongqing Automobile Engine Plant – Chongqing, China

The Changan Ford Chongqing Automobile engine plant is an engine manufacturing center for the Ford Motor Company under the Changan Ford administration. Located in the city of Chongqing, in southwest China, the Chongqing Automobile engine plant currently overseas assembly of the Ford 1.6L Sigma gasoline and diesel engines for the Chinese-market Ford Escort and other global Ford vehicles.

When combined with the Changan Ford automobile assembly plant 1 and assembly plant 2, Changan Ford is the largest manufacturing center outside Detroit, with facilities located in Chongqing, Hangzhou and Harbin.

This page shows information about the Changan Ford Chongqing Automobile engine plant.

Quick Facts

Year opened2013
Facility size165,489 square feet (15,374 m2)
Land occupied113 acres
Location1, Lihuan North Rd, Yubel District, Chongqing, China
Hourly employeesTBA
Salaried employeesTBA
Total employees1,310


EnginesProduction Years
Ford Sigma1.5L Ti-VCT (gasoline)
Ford Sigma1.5L GTDi (diesel)

Historical Timeline

  • 2012: Chinese government approves the Changan Automobile and Ford Motor joint venture, which will then spawn two different entities: Changan Mazda Automobile Co., Ltd and Changan Ford Automobile Co. Ltd.
  • 2013: Changan Ford receives a US $500 million investment for a new engine plant in Chongqing. This where the Ford 1.6L Sigma engine will be built.
  • 2014: Changan Ford receives a US $350 million investment for a new transmission plant in Chongqing. This marks Ford’s first transmission plant for the Asia-Pacific region.
  • 2015:┬áChangan Ford acquires Harbin Hafei Automobile Group Co, a subsidiary of Chongqing Changan’s parent company, for US$1.1 billion. Following the acquisition, the plant received significant upgrades.


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