Regarding the C-Max, the Hybrid will follow the Energi plug-in hybrid in the automotive afterlife in mid-2018. While the Fiesta will be discontinued in May 2019, the Fusion “will stick around for at least a couple more years.” The Focus Active mentioned at the beginning won’t be sourced from Europe, but from China, starting mid-2019.
Beyond 2020, the Ford Motor Company’s passenger-car lineup in the United States will consist of two models. Those would be the Focus Active (a jacked-up Focus hatchback that looks like a crossover) and Mustang, which is saying something about the automaker’s confidence in the increasing demand for SUVs and crossovers.
The reasoning behind this rearrangement is profitability. Or otherwise said, utility vehicles are more lucrative to the Ford Motor Company in the United States than conventional-bodied passenger cars (think sedans, hatchbacks, the lot). Pickup trucks are also a priority, with the 2019 Ranger scheduled to arrive at dealers in the second part of the year.
Last, but certainly not least, electrification is now a most pressing matter for the Dearborn-based automaker. An assortment of hybrids and plug-in hybrids will lead the way forward, followed by the Mustang-inspired electric SUV known as the Mach 1.
Here’s when Ford will end production of its cars:— Michael Martinez (@MikeMartinez_AN) April 26, 2018
-May 2018: Focus
-March 2019: Taurus
-May 2019: Fiesta
Fusion will stick around for at least a couple more years. Focus Active will be imported from China starting in mid-2019.