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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-17-2018, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
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Focus Merge?

https://indianautosblog.com/2018/08/...ccessor-312330

An article from Indian Autos Blog piqued my interest. They are talking about the Focus based pickup they are most likely calling the Courier.

But then, I saw this:
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The crossover will serve as a combined replacement for the Ford Focus hatchback and sedan in the USA, where Ford will discontinue them by 2019.
A single vehicle to double purpose as both?



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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-18-2018, 02:56 AM
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Re: Focus Merge?

I think they mean replacing C-Max as Ford intends importing Focus Active from China... Well, they did before all of the Tariff issues blew up..
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I'm also referring back to 9 Nameplates by 2023. I'm not sure what they mean by Courier Crossover. Transit Courier or something else?
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I'm just using "Courier" to describe the compact FWD (C2) Pickup Truck and it's companion crossover. It's a name they recently trademarked and they've used it before for a similar pickup.

Since we are not getting the NG EcoSport these two vehicles might represent that replacement. I know Chevy has a new subcompact utility arriving which slots below the larger NG Trax. Chevy will actually be a good preview of Ford's compact utility range (as is Jeep).

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I'm just using "Courier" to describe the compact FWD (C2) Pickup Truck and it's companion crossover. It's a name they recently trademarked and they've used it before for a similar pickup.
A crossover companion to the compact C2-based pickup?
Ford already has the next gen Escape, the yet-to-be-named compact SUV, and possibly the Focus Active. Adding a 4th model would definitely eat into the other C2 crossover/SUV models.

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Since we are not getting the NG EcoSport these two vehicles might represent that replacement. I know Chevy has a new subcompact utility arriving which slots below the larger NG Trax. Chevy will actually be a good preview of Ford's compact utility range (as is Jeep).
If Chevy will continue to have a subcompact SUV, why would Ford not bring in the next gen EcoSport?
Ford will definitely need something more affordable than the base Escape or Focus Active.

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