Slow sales prompted Ford Motor Co. to end production of the 1999 Ford Contour and Mercury Mystique at the Kansas City, Mo., plant a week early. The last production day for the 1999 models was scheduled to be Friday, Aug. 27; instead, the plant will be idle this week. Production of 2000 models will begin Monday, Aug. 30.
Also at Ford, the Cuautitlan, Mexico, plant and the Ontario Truck plant in Oakville, Ontario, are scheduled to end production of the 1999 F-series pickup on Friday, Aug. 27, and start 2000 model production on Monday, Aug. 30.
New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. will perform a rolling changeover on the Toyota Tacoma pickup on Friday, Aug. 27.
Honda of America Manufacturing Inc. will have a rolling change-over this week for the Honda Civics built in Alliston, Ontario. The East Liberty, Ohio, plant changed over to 2000 Civics last week.