Is Ford Starting a Trend?

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  1. SRT-Tom

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    If there was any doubt that the auto industry is rapidly changing, Ford just delivered proof. It will be reducing its small car lineup in North America to just two vehicles, the Mustang and the unrevealed Focus Active crossover, in the "next few years." Other models will be limited to SUVs, trucks and commercial vehicles. This is due to "declining consumer demand and product profitability."

    It was also noted that it was adding hybrid power plants to many of its vehicles, ranging from the Mustang to gas guzzlers like the Explorer and F-150. It will launch its first all-electric vehicle (the Mach 1 SUV) in 2020, and that it would have 16 EV models on the market by 2022.

    Will the other manufacturers follow Ford's lead?
     
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    Looks like it. Ford, FCA....wonder what models GM will cut?
     
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    GM is already cutting production of the Chevrolet Cruze and Impala, the Buick LaCrosse, and the Cadillac ATS and CTS.

    FCA already cut the Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200 and are rumored to be cutting the Charger and 300 in the near future.

    It's all just a sign that the accountants are running the companies instead of "car guys."
     
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    These guys are taking over.

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    Do you know where GM, Ford and Chrysler are ranked now in global sales?

    GM- #4
    Ford- #6
    Chrysler- #10

    Who are 1-3? They are:

    VW- #1
    Toyota- #2
    Hyundai- #3
     

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