Ford will start production on September 8 of the commercial vehicle Transit Connect at Craiova, company representatives announced during the visit of Social Democratic leader Mircea Geoana. The company has been working for over a year to improve their technical facilities in the Oltenia factory and this year Ford plans to start producing, Ford Romania president Dionisio di Campos said.

In 2010 Ford should start producing a small class vehicle, but not the Fiesta model, according to company representatives. In 2011 and 2012 the company plans to start producing an average commercial vehicle like Transit even though Ford did not put forward the name of the model.

However, it remains to be seen whether the current economic environment will allow the company to pursue its initial plans.