Ford Saying Goodbye to Cars in US – Except the MustangApril 26th, 2018
With sales of traditional sedans and coupes continuing to fall here in the US, it may come as no surprise that Ford is making some big changes. The automaker has announced that it will be axing all cars here in the states, except the strong selling, iconic Mustang. In addition, the company plans on offering the new Focus Active here, but it’s really a small crossover – leaving the Mustang as the sole car in the US fleet. Instead, the vast majority of Fords sold here will be SUVs, crossovers, and trucks.
Ford has updated the Focus and some of the other cars with new models in Europe and other countries, but those cars won’t be coming to the US. This means no more Fiesta, Focus, or Taurus; those cars will vacate their native land. Honestly, the only models I will miss are the Fiesta ST, Focus ST, and Focus RS. Perhaps those sporty models would have done better if greedy dealers hadn’t strapped thousands of dollars in market adjustments to the MSRP.
One local Ford dealer near me has multiple Focus RS cars on the lot each with a $10,000 “market adjustment” attached that have languished for months while the WRXs across the street sell like hotcakes. It’s unclear when exactly these cars will disappear, odds are as soon as supply runs out. Ford only says within a few years. At least the Mustang is soldiering on for now.