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The Mondeo is getting an MCE with upgraded drivetrains. We still have a few more years to go before that lifecycle is complete. Ford can certainly start culling some models after that point. However Ford's headwinds are getting stronger across the board from trade to Brexit, they may have to move more aggressively on cost cutting so sudden and dramatic decisions are still possible. I would like to see Ford spin off its EU operation and perhaps align with VW. Ford of EU has long struggled to remain profitable, that goal may be impossible now. Now that NA is largely divorced from Ford EU products, not to mention the only remaining EU products are unprofitable, I could definitely see that operation changing significantly.
 

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They had a chance to bring the 5-door Mondeo to the US before Buick brought the Regal Sportback. What's annoying me about their new plan is, there are sportbacks/liftbacks, Gran Coupes and Gran Tourismos available that meet several needs in one shape. Ford needs to stop being bipolar.

BLACK or WHITE.
SUV or SEDAN.

Mix and Match= Make Profit.

I expected the same flexibility GM has right now from Ford.
How many more sales is Ford going to get from a Fusion Hatchback that looks like a slightly "off" humpback Fusion with a rear windshield wiper? How many Buick Sportbacks do they sell? And now that GM sold that business, who is going to keep making the next version for Buick? I can't think of a more pointless comparison tbh.
 

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It's a little hard to see Mondeo, Galaxy and S-Max going before 2021 since Ford has such a limited selection of margin rich products in the EU. They need a richer mix of utilities before they start cutting away their top-end so I think they'll just EOL those products. I hope the EU is getting the new Explorer, Mach1, Bronco, and Maverick; that would probably be all they need to improve their margins and drop those other vehicles.
 

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There is a new Mondeo and a companion Crossover in development, I'm already forgetting the date on that but I believe it's 2023. I'm not sure if the Mondeo project will survive since I've seen many projects fall victim to the rapid changes in the market. But the fact that Ford could still be working on a sedan is fascinating.

If the EU buys Ranger and Wrangler, they will buy Bronco too. I bet it would be a hit there.

As for Explorer, not too big at all, Land Rovers, Mercedes, Volvos, and Teslas are bigger! NG Explorer is way too good to leave at home, it would be a huge loss to Ford EU not to have it, it is by far their most advanced flagship product by miles. It won't sell in the huge numbers like the US, or be offered as cheaply, but it's a massive money earner.
 

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Five Hundred debuted when Chrysler 300 did. We know which one was a hit and which flopped. The Ford dealer gave me a 2007 Five Hundred loaner when repairing my 2004 Crown Victoria. I found the car less refined than the 2005 Focus I rented on a trip to South Florida. The current Explorer is the only hit Ford got from D3. The Five Hundred does seem to be a reliable car because I still see quite a few around in good condition.
One of the worst new vehicles I have ever driven was a Mercuy Montego loaner with the 3.0L V6. It felt like I was driving a glass fish tank with the power and refinement of an 80's Escort, just an awful piece of design and engineering on every level.
 
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