Over the last week or so, a couple things have come my way concerning Fords decision to essentially do away with passenger cars.
A friend went to Carlisle and during a discussion between a Ford rep and several Ford car owners, he remarked something to the effect that it would take Ford about 14 months to ramp up car production again.
Ummmm, I can maybe believe 14 weeks because of how these companies always have some sort of backup plan, but months? <shakes head> Nope, can't accept that. I'm not brand-loyal as some others are so if I went to another brand, I certainly would not be into Ford "just because" - especially if I was happy with whatever I had at the time.
If you recall, articles that we may have seen about the demise of Fords passenger car lines did NOT mention Fusion. Have you ever wondered why? This rumor should make y'all happy if it turns out to be true.
FACT: Ranger comes back MY 19
FACT: Bronco returns MY 20
Now it gets interesting. For MY 21 the gas Fusions are gonna disappear and only the Hybrid and Energi lines will remain. Tied to this is some sort of rebate/discount plan for these products. That seems possible as it has been reported Ford is sinking a wad of cash into EV and HEV technologies.
Also in this same discussion was a passing remark that redesign of several product lines is in the works. I would assume Focus (for the new Active model), perhaps Mustang and F-150? I would think Fusion as well ... not only styling but trimming product lines to simplify things.
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Those are 2 items that have come my way. RUMORS only ... unless someone here has info to prove or disprove 'em. Frankly I would like to see #2 come to pass.
Edited by Cobra348, 24 June 2018 - 10:03 PM.