Ford Motor Company began the production of the Fiesta car in China, a fuel-efficient and low-cost model which the firm aims to introduce to the world through 2010.

The car-model is been built in the Changan Ford et.

Mazda Automobile Co. facility on the city of Nanjing, China, which will manufacture the vehicle for the Chinese mark

The sale of the four-door sedan version of the Fiesta is expected by later the first quarter.

The Nanjing plant will be the first facility to manufacture that model and the second assembly facility in worldwide to build the car, Ford said.

Shares of Ford were up 2 cents or 0.88 percent to $2.28 a share in the New York Stock Exchange by 2:43 p.m. Thursday.