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08-28-2018 05:27 PM
Bloggin
Re: 9 New Nameplates by 2023

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Originally Posted by Assimilator View Post
Fiesta
Flex
Taurus
Fusion
C-Max
GT

How are you getting 13?

Technically Focus is not being dropped, although it's still possible Focus Active will be cancelled.
Just going down the list on the Ford website. Click on cars(-5), then SUVs(-1), Hybrids EVs (-4), Performance vehicles (-3). It's very doubtful that Focus Active will make it to NA with a 25% tax on it. And if Ford tried to absorb that 25% the lose the profit margin calling it an SUV could offer.
08-28-2018 04:54 PM
Assimilator
Re: 9 New Nameplates by 2023

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Originally Posted by falcon lover View Post
That CX crossover related with the next Mondeo could be the S-Max/Galaxie people movers replacement. Both vehicles are right now at the top of the European Ford line up. Ford needs to replace them with a crossover.
It's not those vehicles.
08-28-2018 03:33 PM
wingsnut
Re: 9 New Nameplates by 2023

So I drove the 1.0L and 2.0L EcoSport quite thoroughly recently, and I have to say.....I can't decide which I hated most.

Is it me and my complete disdain for vehicles this small? Not horrible overall, but the right motor could do wonders.
08-28-2018 02:27 PM
falcon lover
Re: 9 New Nameplates by 2023

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Originally Posted by Assimilator View Post
The Fusion name will be put on hiatus at least for a few years since the "Fusion Active" crossover is 2022/2023. It's related to the NG Mondeo but has a completely unique Crossover (CX) code so it's not a Mondeo Estate. I actually have no confirmation Fusion will be reused but it's certainly possible.

That CX crossover related with the next Mondeo could be the S-Max/Galaxie people movers replacement. Both vehicles are right now at the top of the European Ford line up. Ford needs to replace them with a crossover.
08-28-2018 01:00 PM
Assimilator
Re: 9 New Nameplates by 2023

The Fusion name will be put on hiatus at least for a few years since the "Fusion Active" crossover is 2022/2023. It's related to the NG Mondeo but has a completely unique Crossover (CX) code so it's not a Mondeo Estate. I actually have no confirmation Fusion will be reused but it's certainly possible.
08-28-2018 12:53 PM
rmc523
Re: 9 New Nameplates by 2023

Quote:
Originally Posted by Assimilator View Post
Fiesta
Flex
Taurus
Fusion
C-Max
GT

How are you getting 13?

Technically Focus is not being dropped, although it's still possible Focus Active will be cancelled.
And furthermore, it sounds like Fusion ultimately won't be dropped (vehicle form will change, but they're going to use the name).
08-28-2018 12:49 AM
Assimilator
Re: 9 New Nameplates by 2023

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Originally Posted by Bloggin View Post
...and Ford is dropping 13 nameplates from it's NA lineup.
Fiesta
Flex
Taurus
Fusion
C-Max
GT

How are you getting 13?

Technically Focus is not being dropped, although it's still possible Focus Active will be cancelled.
08-28-2018 12:08 AM
Bloggin
Re: 9 New Nameplates by 2023

...and Ford is dropping 13 nameplates from it's NA lineup.
08-24-2018 10:14 PM
AM222
Re: 9 New Nameplates by 2023

For a long time Peter DeLorenzo has always favored Ford over GM and FCA, specially during his time as a co-host at Autoline After Hours. He owns (or at least owned) a Fiesta ST, and he likes the Continental & new Navigator.

In Mr. DeLorenzo's recent article, he did point out some things that I agree with, like late launches and to a degree his Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde analogy of Ford in recent years.

Ford will never miss a beat with the F-series and Mustang but discrepancy between its primary models and secondary models are very obvious.

I'm happy about Hau Thai-Tang's announcement regarding the all-new architectures and how Ford will shorten the time it will take new products to reach the showroom floor. I just wish they did this earlier.
08-24-2018 01:45 PM
Falc'man
Re: 9 New Nameplates by 2023

I'm sure PMD could be a wonderful person but I meant as a journalist I give him no weight. That's just me though. I've seen how journalists can shape opinions - they can be very dangerous when the uninitiated can't read between the lines.

There's no problem in being critical of Ford, except that he is very unbalanced in his method, which is of the glass-half-empty kind. As you say, glyphics, he's given other manufacturers the same treatment. To me that says click bait is probably the main reason for his... extremisim.

Have you come across "the auto expert" on YouTube? He's a long time journalist that figured he'd make a quick buck making himself a YouTube celebrity. All he does is find fault in anything, and when people comment telling him how silly he looks he encourages them to make more comments and I quote "I'm getting more clicks, keep the insults coming". He's the guy that caused an uproar by going on national TV saying Ford is being totally irresponsible reckless for having a drift option on the Focus RS, causing all the nuggets and nannies calling to ban the vehicle from sale in Australia.
This guy, early in his career, was kind of OK. Kept his head down and wrote half decent articles. Now, his credibility as a journalist is zero, but there are always people that can't smell the bullshit, and that's why my friend I'm happy to call a spade a spade.

The automotive press in Australia were partially responsible for the collapse of local manufacturing in this country because they neglected to mention let alone lobby for the lack of protection the Australian government had for its auto industry. Instead, readers were subjected to doom and gloom articles telling them how Ford is going to collapse. Little did they know that if Ford closed then their darling, the "fully Austrayan" (GM-owned) Holden, and Toyota would also stop manufacturing.
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