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Ford Builds Toys Instead Of Real Cars Just For Christmas

Who needs the guy in the red suit when you have the blue oval?

Once per year, Ford stops production at one of its European plants to build toy cars instead of real ones. The facility is Ford's Romanian factory in Craiova, which usually builds the B-Max and EcoSport as well as the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine. In Ford's latest video, we can see the production getting a lot smaller, with factory employees dressed like elves making toy cars. Instead of making boring toy versions of the B-Max or EcoSport, Ford only builds its coolest models like the Shelby GT500 and the GT. The cars even have working headlights.

We can even see an employee that is dressed like Santa use the Ford Carr-E personal transporter to bring the toys across the factory. All of the toys built there are wrapped and sent to hospitals, orphanages, and other charitable causes.

We have seen Ford give away toys before, and this is just one part of the company's charitable acts this year. Ford's UK factory made blankets for the homeless for the Crisis at Christmas program and employees in Germany and Spain have also made company donations. Who needs the guy in the red suit when the blue oval can bring you awesome holiday toys? Fords and Christmas just seem to go well together, perhaps Santa should use Mustangs instead of reindeer.

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