Discontinued Ford Models
Sadly, all good things must come to an end. While there is good reason, a large segment of Ford vehicles are being discontinued and driving off into the sunset. A combination of decreasing consumer demand, new cost-saving initiatives, as well as a focus on SUVs, means the end for the majority of Ford’s cars and sedans. The discontinued Ford models will be the full-size Taurus sedan, the mid-size Fusion, as well as the Fiesta and the C-Max Hybrid. Pony car fans fear not, the Mustang isn’t going anywhere; the Focus will also stay in the Ford lineup, albeit with a number of changes.
Ford is undergoing a “profound refocus,” and in an effort to save money (it is estimated that Ford, the number 2 U.S. automaker will save $25.5 billion in costs by 2022) and stay competitive, they will focus on trucks and SUVs. Ford will host a lineup of eight SUVs by 2020, ranging from completely redesigned Escapes and Explorers, to a brand new, unnamed crossover SUV. All these new models will be offered with at least one hybrid powertrain option — making good on Ford’s commitment to furthering their research and sales of electric and hybrid vehicles. They also plan to take the savings from cutting the soon-to-be discontinued Ford models and invest that money in more safety features, as well as telematics technology. It is estimated that every Ford release in 2020 and beyond will come equipped with internal 4G, as well as a host of autonomous-driving safety features, like the current Adaptive Cruise Control.
The re-release of the Bronco highlights Ford’s history of taking models in and out of the lineup. It returns for the 2020 model year, one year after the return of the popular small Ford Ranger truck. Perhaps the most noteworthy model in the Ford car line, the Mustang, will thankfully stay put — as long as you don’t press on the accelerator. The Hybrid Mustang in development is said to have performance and torque equivalent to a V8 Mustang, and the 2019 Shelby GT500 will arrive at dealerships boasting over 700 horsepower!
While the discontinued Ford models will leave a slight hole in the lineup in the immediate future, Ford’s commitment to automotive innovation stays as true as the day Henry Ford incorporated in 1903. If you have any questions about any current or future Ford models, or just want to snap up one of the last versions of the soon to be discontinued models, come visit us at Team Ford, Edmonton’s premiere Ford dealership.