DETROIT (KTLA) – The first American-made Ford Fusions rolled off a Detroit area assembly line on Thursday to great fanfare.
The auto giant hired 1,400 new employees at its Flat Rock, Michigan plant to keep up with demand for the Fusion.
The new hires were part of Ford’s plan to bring jobs to the U.S. that were previously located in other countries, including Mexico.
Sales of the Fusion soared 13 percent in the U.S. from just a year ago.
Ford has been touting its Fusion as the first sedan to offer gasoline, hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains, which has boosted demand.