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Ford Cuts Most Cars From North America Lineup

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Ford Cuts Most Cars From North America Lineup

Ford’s been in financial dire straits, and now the new CEO has a dramatic cost-cutting plan. It involves eliminating almost all cars from the North American market. The Fusion, Focus, Taurus, and Fiesta are goners. Oh, and the C-Max was already a dead man walking, but nobody will miss it.

That leaves just the Mustang and upcoming Focus Active crossover thing as the only Ford cars sold on this continent. This transition will take place over “the next few years,” Ford said in its Q1 financial report.

Not everyone likes this plan. The market is tough for cars, with even the mighty Honda Accord struggling with sales slowdowns. Ford could replace the phased-out models with “white space vehicle silhouettes” or a combination of cars and crossovers. They’d feature a higher ride height, more space, and greater utility.

Wait, that kind of sounds like a wagon. So, Ford’s plan is to sell more wagons in North America? That’s not for sure, but what else could that be? Subaru’s been successful doing just that, so why not?

In the meantime, Ford’s going to push trucks and SUVs like crazy. This plan can’t possibly backfire, unless gas prices suddenly surge, or the market for trucks and SUVs becomes saturated. But, until then, Ford might make some quick bucks.

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Steven has been writing about cars and other transportation issues worldwide for over ten years. His love for cars started long before he can remember, with Corvettes and 911s being his first car-crushes. Since then, he has owned many types of vehicles and has come to appreciate a wide variety of models, the diverse car culture groups, and the automotive industry in general.

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