Ford minimizing auto lineup in the United States

Ford minimizing auto lineup in the United States

Ford also says it has found another $11.5 billion in cost cuts and efficiencies.

The all-new 2019 Focus will drop its sedan variant (and most likely the regular five-door hatch) when the Wayne, Michigan, plant stops production of the current generation and makes room for the Ranger pickup next year.

Big news out of Dearborn as Ford announced it will kill off every single traditional "car" it sells in the North American market, beside the Mustang, by 2020.

The company now expects that 90 per cent of its revenue will come from trucks, UVs and commercial vehicles.

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Ford has since also confirmed that only the next-generation Focus Active will arrive stateside, meaning the sedan and hatchback versions of the auto will not make their way to the USA market.

In a statement announcing the company's financial health, Ford confirmed that as a result of lower demand for its saloon-car range - things like the Fusion (Mondeo) - it'll only concentrate on the iconic pony vehicle, and a Focus crossover.

Net income totaled $1.7 billion, up by $100 million from the same period a year earlier, and earnings increased to 43 cents a share, up by 3 cents.

Ford also said it was making "a full commitment" to alternative propulsion engines, including adding hybrid-electric powertrains to company icons such as the F-150 and the Mustang.

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The automaker's pretax profit fell 14 percent from a year ago to $2.2 billion for the quarter.

Ford outlined the bold strategy shifts in a news release about its first-quarter financial results, which continues a streak of billion-dollar profits. Could Ford of Europe be on the bubble?

What vehicles will end up being eliminated according to CNN-Money?

Ford is planning to introduce several new trucks and SUVs over the next three years. The "next-generation Lincoln MKZ mid-size sedan will be built in China to serve that market" as Reuters has reported, she writes - "one of five Lincoln products that will be built locally for China's consumers, a lot of them utility vehicles". They may be experimenting with some new concepts as far as larger higher profile large vehicles.

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Ford took steps on Wednesday to bolster its operations in China, a key overseas market, where sales have been flagging.

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