if their wanted to boost the sale...CKD are the only way to go, just look
at how Ford Taiwan had done...ford focus are selling like hot cake
overthere and yet with offer of varies of engine`s version for your
choice from 1.8, s2.0, ST(CBU), TDi...even WRC limited version !
Yes, very true. To mass produce n reduce cost, it needs CKD just like back then in the early 90's where there are many Ford cars around.
Right now, the only model that could save Ford in Malaysia would be the new sedan Ford Fiesta. It's engine comes with dual hydraulic valve timing at Intake and Exhaust camshafts and heard that it achieves way better FC than Toyota, Nissan and could even challenge Honda's mechanical valve timing. Not sure how true but research shows that Fiesta has superb fuel economy.
As always, westerners are always smarter when provoked n being forced to retaliate. Can't deny it, they have that talent though lazy n ignorant. Focus really needs new technology in order to survive in today's market. It needs valve timing n the new 6-speed auto gearbox. Else, it'll be hard for Ford.