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26.04.2018

Ford to stop selling passenger cars in the US and Canada, save for Mustang and Focus Active

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Filed under: business, cars, China, globalization, marketing, USA—Jack Yan @ 12.20

5 Responses to ‘Ford to stop selling passenger cars in the US and Canada, save for Mustang and Focus Active’

  1. Mich says:

    Well, that is certainly bad news. Just like Sears all over again, like they don’t actually want customers. I had wondered (in the back of my mind) about Isuzu before.

  2. […] Anyone notice a pattern here? That any company that owns Jeep eventually diminishes its own brand. Willys, Kaiser, AMC, Chrysler, and Fiat are either dead or no longer the forces they once were. Renault managed a controlling interest in AMC with 46·4 per cent in 1982, but that was bought by Chrysler five years later. At some stage, we must tire of these massive vehicles, and already there’s a suggestion that, in the US at least, nonconformist younger buyers are eyeing up sedans. Great if you’re Nissan in the US (and China), not so much if you’re Ford. […]

  3. […] isn’t an alternative.    This frankly strikes me as all a bit defeatist, not unlike Ford’s decision to kill off all passenger car lines (bar Mustang) in the US a few years ago.    Toyota will have you know that the C- (Corolla) and D- […]

  4. […] They are less aerodynamic, use more fuel, and are less efficient. We have American companies—Ford in the US and Holden here—saying that they’ll stop selling cars in most segments in favour of utility […]

  5. […] the company is fielding essentially trucks, the truck-based Everest, and the Mustang.    Ford warned us that this would be its course of action a few years ago, but now it’s happening, it makes even less sense.    Say it’s all about (eventual) […]

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