Re: All New Fiesta ...now including Fiesta ST
I understand both sides of this, and know Ford/Lincoln will right itself in due time.
Wingsnut is very enthusiastic about what he knows is coming, but cannot comment about, whereas what Ford is showing and telling (or lack thereof) has many of us worried.
Ford seems to be rectifying some holes in the lineup with the coming Ranger, Bronco, Ecosport, and Aviator. The Expedition and Navigator will finally be modernized. The F-Series is getting the 10 speed to go along with the other advantages it has over the competition, and the Mustang not only gets that, but also it looks like a new Mach1 and/or GT500 is in the works.
What is still irking Ford fans is how some models are falling behind the competition:
Fiesta - 2018 update still dimensionally the same as before. Possible replacement in 2020?
Focus - Up until last year, they were alright, and still competitive at least style wise with most everyone. Now the new Civic seems years ahead, and 2018 brings no changes. 2019 needs to be more spacious with a longer wheelbase to allow a more dramatic style and better interior room.
Fusion - Still the best looking mid-size sedan, but the update did little, and in some ways I like the 2013 better. Speaking of 2013, that is when the Fusion and Accord were new models. Accord and Camry get their new model in 2018. Is Fusion a 2019 or 2020? Like the Focus, it needs to grow a bit to stay competitive.
Taurus - Who, what, when, where, how....if?
Escape - Falling behind in utility. CRV was already ahead before their new model, and Ford better make use of a longer wheelbase and match/beat CRV for space. Styling on all CUVs is pretty terrible right now, so that should not be an issue, but PLEASE give a Ford CUVs a more distinct front end.
Edge - No complaints except front end styling.
Explorer - What, where, when. This is a great product that they worked hard to resurrect from the last generation, but it is now growing old, and can use some more space and utility.
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