Ford Phasing Out All Small Cars & Sedans in North America
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A little more detail on why Ford is killing nearly all their cars.In the coming years, only the Mustang and new Focus Active mini-crossover will be in Ford’s North America lineup, Ford said today in a Q1 financial report.
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North Americans are conditioned to get a Toyota or Honda if they want a small car. Chevrolet and Ford simply can't compete in a shrinking market and I can understand the decision. No one wants a sedan these days; even Honda is having trouble moving the Accord.I’ll give you some hard numbers on the Ford side. Take the Fusion: at its arguable peak in 2014, Ford was moving as many as 30,000 or more of these a month in the U.S., according to GoodCarBadCar. Last month it sold about half that—16,103. The numbers are about the same for the Focus, which in 2017 could barely crack 15,000 sales a month most of the time. Ford hasn’t sold more than 5,000 Fiestas a month since March of last year. The Taurus, a once-great American nameplate, hasn’t even crossed the 4,000 mark in over a year. SUV and crossover sales aren’t just better, they’re more profitable.
It's too bad that the mainstream buyers are all clamouring for crossovers.
EDIT: Here are the phase out dates confirmed by Ford.
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