Early last month, Ford announced their decision to kill off nearly all of its cars in place of SUVs, Leaving only the Mustang and the Focus Active in the U.S. lineup. This is mainly because of money.
According to Jim Hackett the CEO of Ford, They are going to continue to focus on the SUV and Crossover segment that accounted for over $3 billion in the first quarter of 2018, and will soon make up 90 percent of all sales for the brand.
Production of Ford’s small cars will, therefore, come to a close in the U.S. in just a few months. The production of the Taurus sedan will end by March next while the production of the Ford focus will end sometime in may. Also, the production of the Ford Fiesta will follow suit in may 2019.
Production of the U.S.-bound Focus Active, meanwhile, will take place in China, and is set to begin in mid-2019 while the Mustang should remain unchanged for a number of years, but we all already know that a Mustang-inspired electric SUV – dubbed the Mach 1 – will make its debut sometime in 2020.
Things don’t always work the way we want them to but let us hope this move will favor them as they planned.