In , Ford entered the Argentine market, and in , Buenos Aires became home to the first assembly operation of Ford products in Latin America, in a stamping and assembly factory was inaugurated in La Boca. At that time the products were marketed through a net composed of dealers. The administrative staff and the personnel of paid workers came to Later, and due to the rising demand the plant was enlarged, coming its staff to 1, people.
The Ford Laser is a compact car , originally a subcompact car in the first three generations, which was sold by Ford in Asia, Oceania, and parts of South America, and Africa. It has generally been available as a sedan or hatchback, although convertible, wagon and pick-up versions have also been available in different markets. The sedan, and briefly station wagon, versions were badged Ford Meteor in Australia between and The Ford Meteor name was also used in South Africa.