Re: 2016-19 "Car Wars" report
Well this list is bogus, we cold put together a more accurate list. It also says nothing about new segments which Ford is likely to enter by the end of the decade, specifically the subcompact Crossover. Ford has long been rumored to be working on a proper hybrid this decade which will replace C-Max, I have a VERY hard time believing they will continue to bolt batteries into the Focus or C-Max and call it a day into the next decade. I'm sure a bunch of C2 cars will be placed on the new platform around 2019/2020, including C-Max, Escape, and Focus, along with a new Hybrid which won't be called C-Max.
I'm curious on the phase out of Flex, Taurus, and MKT and when that will happen. MKT and Flex are in Oakville and with such low volume they can probably continue building them for a few more years until D3/D4 is phased out in Chicago for the next gen Explorer. The same goes for Taurus. I imagine they want all D3/D4 are and their parts gone by end of 2017, but that's still quite a few years.