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Old 04-25-2018, 06:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ford to stop selling cars in North America

I wish that title was just a troll, but apparently Ford is going to stop selling all sedans/hatches in the US except the Mustang and a newly announced "Focus Active" in order to focus on trucks, SUVs and crossovers:

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/25/fo...us-active/amp/

Blech. Ford just went from my second favorite car company to whatever place is behind FCA.

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Old 04-25-2018, 07:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Blame the consumer.
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Old 04-25-2018, 07:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Whaaaattt??? This can't be true...
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Sell stuff that actually makes money.
What an idea.
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How do they plan to meet CAFE standards? They will have to sell a $#!tload of the two sedans they have left!
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How do they plan to meet CAFE standards? They will have to sell a $#!tload of the two sedans they have left!
Because CAFE is corporate averages their other divisions, such as Lincoln, which will still sell sedans, will probably count toward their fleet average.
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F-150 diesel is expected to get 30mpg...

Still sucks that cars are being phased out. On the flip side, most small crossovers only sit 1-2” taller than most regular sedans anyways. “Cross over” is just a buzzword for 4 door hatch at this point.
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Old 04-25-2018, 10:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
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https://jalopnik.com/ford-will-phase...cussion-region

This says the Focus Active will be a crossover like the Subaru Crosstrek.

With the lift and larger, wider wheels the Crosstrek loses 4mpg highway on the Impreza... 37->33
https://fueleconomy.gov/feg/Find.do?...38891&id=38695
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This says the Focus Active will be a crossover like the Subaru Crosstrek.

With the lift and larger, wider wheels the Crosstrek loses 4mpg highway on the Impreza... 37->33
Oh well. Maybe there will be several diptarded cross-overs that, should regulatory or market pressures demand it, can be easily lowered, roof-rack deleted, and highway tire-added back to normalcy at the factory.
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More likely they'll pull the trigger on an emergency sheetmetal package for the Mustang and drop in a 4 cyl from Europe if they have a sudden emergency.

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