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Ford no longer make sedans !
« on: August 09, 2020, 08:27:33 AM »
Read an article this morning that in the US you can no longer order a Ford Fusion (sedan) and that production has ceased permanently with just remaining stocks being sold. That means that in the entire ford line up there is no longer the humble sedan !

https://www.ford.com/

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Re: Ford no longer make sedans !
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2020, 08:48:47 AM »
Read an article this morning that in the US you can no longer order a Ford Fusion (sedan) and that production has ceased permanently with just remaining stocks being sold. That means that in the entire ford line up there is no longer the humble sedan !

https://www.ford.com/
There has been a trend for a couple years now that wagons, SUV 4x4's are dominating the market.
Just a sign of the times, I guess.
« Last Edit: August 09, 2020, 11:20:49 AM by Hairs »
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Re: Ford no longer make sedans !
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2020, 11:05:07 AM »
From my observations (highly generalised of course):
young people will go for a hatch or a small SUV. They also mainly buy used as its what they can afford, so no real impact on new car sales.
blokes with families will go for a dual cab or a SUV, with a hatch back or SUV for the wife (mine has a SUV hatchback, so she covered both bases ;D).

There is a certain demographic that will look for a sedan, generally an urban based professional or real estate agent that would be looking at something at the warm end of the performance side of things and turn their vehicles over every few years, but they wouldn't be caught dead in a Ford when a BMW or Merc is available.
Fleet buyers were another market, but even they are going for small SUV's now.

I'm guessing they finally realised that there wasn't much to be gained by building for a market that isn't there anymore and they wouldn't be competitive in anyway.

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Re: Ford no longer make sedans !
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2020, 05:09:49 PM »
In Australia, they started going downhill  when they brought out the XD.....wow, 40 yrs of building crap sedans !!  ;D ;D
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Re: Ford no longer make sedans !
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2020, 06:06:38 PM »
In Australia, they started going downhill  when they brought out the XD.....wow, 40 yrs of building crap sedans !!  ;D ;D
Funny you say that,
The XD shared the same floor Pan as the XC, same running gear as well
I think all the electronic crap didn't help.
Oh, btw I have blu blood running through my veins, but admit it was the turning piont.
We had an EA Falcon as a Taxi, it was Shit.
Ford didn't even know how to fix some of the computer problems.
My father was a diesel Mechanic by trade, he worked out most of it's problems, where as the local ford dealer had no idea.
Sold it after two years and got a Dunny Door.


 
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Re: Ford no longer make sedans !
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2020, 07:13:52 PM »
There has been a trend for a couple years now that wagons, SUV 4x4's are dominating the market.
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Re: Ford no longer make sedans !
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2020, 07:28:53 PM »
There is a certain demographic that will look for a sedan, generally an urban based professional or real estate agent that would be looking at something at the warm end of the performance side of things and turn their vehicles over every few years, but they wouldn't be caught dead in a Ford when a BMW or Merc is available.
Fleet buyers were another market, but even they are going for small SUV's now.
My general observations are very similar.
As someone that fits that demographic I recon you’ve nailed it there.

The worst 4 years of my driving life was being stuck in a VE total POS.... Man I hated that thing...
After that I told the boss to shove that idea and I’ve only had fully specked dual cabs for the last 2 leases.
Even the boss stepped out of his turbo taxi into a Hemi SRT and has said he won’t go back to sedans any more.