Ford Taurus, Fiesta and C-Max could be axed in the USA by 2019

Sales of large sedans and small minivans are drying up in the USA, and Ford will likely discontinue the Taurus sedan and C-Max minivan.


Also due for the chop is the Fiesta subcompact sedan and hatch. Robert Stiller told Romanian site 0-100, “The previous model [Fiesta] was a global Ford product, and with the new generation we are targeting only Europe, the Middle East and Africa,” confirming reports the new Fiesta won’t be sold in the States.

The Fiesta may be axed either at the end of 2018 or early 2019.

According to a source speaking to The Detroit News, the Focus-based C-Max is also set for the axe in the USA, with production of the minivan at the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne to end in 2019, and a replacement unlikely.

A seventh generation Taurus made its debut in China in 2016, but this sedan will only be sold in China with the Taurus to be discontinued in the US by the end of 2018.

Sources: 0-100, The Detroit News




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