Just a few days after reports surfaced indicating that General Motors could slash its passenger car family, it appears that Ford is pondering similar measures.
As we recently learned, the new Ford Fiesta appears unlikely to arrive Stateside and sales of the outgoing model are likely to be stopped by the end of 2018 or 2019.
What’s more, production of the Taurus sedan for the U.S. market is reportedly on the chopping block for the end of next year and could be joined by the slow-selling C-Max, expected to be given the boot by early 2019.
In a brief statement, Ford said that it will detail its plans for the C-Max in a future announcement but didn’t specify when such an announcement will come, The Detroit News says.
Citing unnamed sources, Reuters indicated that six General Motors vehicles could be killed off after 2020, including the Cadillac CT6 and XTS. Cadillac boss Johan de Nysschen has since denied any plan to stop production of these two sedans.
We have reached out to Ford about this story and will provide an update when we hear back.