Ford says it will be stopping production on all sedans and hatchbacks meant for the North American market. That means us in America will no longer get the Taurus, Fusion, Fiesta, or Focus (As we know it) after 2020. Ford will the focus (no pun intended) on trucks, the Mustang, and SUVs. The Focus, will then be transition over to be the Focus Active, a somewhat cross over SUV similar to what Mitsubishi did with the Eclipse name.
This is quite the interesting development coming from such a well-known automaker. I was a fan of the Fiesta and Focus, more so the Fiesta than the Focus. The Fiesta SE, now in 2018, is one of the cheapest cars you can buy brand new with a warranty. The idea that Ford is no longer going to produce cheap cars can only hurt them in my eyes. Take Chrysler for example, a company that has always lived in the shadow of GM and Ford in America. Chrysler struggled for a long time due to its inability to sell cheap economy cars that people want. If you need an analogy, think of a restaurant that only sells crab legs. Yes, people who like crab legs and have the money to buy them will buy them, but if someone doesn’t have the money to spend on crab legs, they’re going to dine at another restaurant.
So all I can say is that this is going to be interesting to see how Ford handles the transition, as well as how it’s competitors fill the gap left behind. I personally have enjoyed lots of Ford sedans and hatch backs, so I’ll leave a link to my reviews of them below.