It's got nothing to do with sales of sedans, for Pete's sake, it's all about the money.Cutting models is normal for any company but Ford will just walk away from segments instead of adapting. The Ranger is an example, Ford could've developed the new one for the US but their short term profit hunger made them lose sight on a buyer base that was there. Not to mention the fact they made no significant updates to the last Ranger for almost 20 years. Ford killing sedans will another thing they will have to go back on when someone more clever finds a way to make the segment viable. I really believe it's more perception of value in CUVs vs sedans is hurting sales of cars recently. Instead of Ford recognizing that they misjudged the market by thinking people wanted premium sedans, they just drop the model. So when the next oil crisis or environmental crisis happens you think the public will want an suv?
How can anyone think otherwise.
As far as Ranger, let's be honest, sales will be modest, relative to F series, as will profit. So their killing it in the first place, again, was all about the money. It's that simple.