Ford Speeds Up Cost Cutting, Dropping Most Sedans in US

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So, which Ford sedans will be phased out?

Just two years from now, a mere 10 percent of the vehicles rolling off Ford assembly lines and into North American showrooms will be sedans and sports cars like the Taurus or Mustang.

Broken down by region, it's clear that the North American segment is still the driver of profits for the company. The Ford Fiesta, Fusion, Taurus, and Focus hatchback and sedan will not be renewed for future generations in the USA and will eventually be phased out of Ford's lineup.

The auto manufacturer has been under pressure from Wall Street investors to improve its product lineup and lift flagging profit margins. By 2020, its small-vehicle lineup will include the Focus Active, a redesigned Escape, the EcoSport and a new small off-road SUV. "We aren't just talking about ideas; we've made decisions". Which is why you'll soon be seeing more trucks and SUVs in our showrooms; in fact, they'll be 86 percent of our volume. And buyers consistently point to a crossover's higher vantage point as beneficial. "The company is also exploring new "white space" vehicle silhouettes that combine the best attributes of cars and utilities, such as higher ride height, space and versatility". Again, details remain scarce, but more information is expected in the near future.

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With a history of 115 years, Ford Motor Company has been more known by the names of -The Model T, the '32 deuce coupe, the Thunderbird, the Mustang. But it may be another year before the company starts to show clear signs of a revival under the new boss. We've watched the trends and heard how they are getting outdoors, finding time away, and enjoying authentic experiences with their family and friends. "ORCRP007390-topic.html" class="local_link" >Honda Accord with 409,751 units sold. In the next couple of years, Ford plans to have as many as six high-performance SUVs on the market including a fully electric model.

The 9% increase in quarterly profit can be nearly entirely attributed to a drop in the automaker's effective tax rate to 9% from 28.6%, Ford officials said.

There will be some retooling to prepare for the new SUV models, but there is no plan to shut down the plant, Felker said. The Fiesta and C-Max Hybrid sedans will also see the boot. The company now builds vehicles on nine platforms that arent as flexible.

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