Officially, only the Mustang remains as a car in Ford’s lineup.
It will be replaced by a crossover-like wagon in other global markets.
Ford’s plan to pull all cars, other than the Mustang, from its lineup in North America is complete. Production of the Fusion at the Ford Hermosillo Assembly Plant in Mexico has ceased, which will now be retooled to build the Bronco Sport as of September.
More than two years ago, Ford announced that they were going to step away from selling cars in order to focus on far more profitable SUVs and further develop its future EV offering. Officially, in North America, the era for the Ford sedan is dead, according to Ford Authority.
The Ford Fusion launched for 2006 as the spiritual successor to the Tempo. Although it sold well for a few years, it never caught on like the Tempo before it. The Fusion was a decent alternative to the Toyota Camry, Volkswagen Passat, Hyundai Sonata and Honda Accord, all of which are still available.
In other markets where the Fusion was sold, it will be replaced a Subaru Outback-like crossover-type wagon. The Ford Edge will also be replaced by this same vehicle in the near future.
Ford spokesperson, Sam Schembari, told Ford Authority: “As promised, Ford is reinventing the car to match consumers’ preferences and growing our business by significantly expanding our North America sport utility vehicle portfolio with the all-new Bronco and Bronco Sport, all-electric Mustang Mach-E, and all-new versions of Escape and Explorer, America’s all-time best-selling SUV. As part of this shift, we ended Fusion sedan production on July 31st,”