26 Apr '18, 6pm

Cars out at Ford, small crossovers and SUVs left to take up efficiency banner

2018 Ford Ecosport Enlarge Photo Passenger cars at Ford have short lives. The automaker announced Wednesday that it would pare its lineup to just two cars: The Mustang and a new Focus Active crossover, which is based on the next-generation Focus unveiled this month. The Ford Fiesta, Fusion, Taurus, and Focus hatchback and sedan will not be renewed for future generations in the U.S. and will eventually be phased out of Ford’s lineup. That leaves the automaker heavily reliant on trucks and SUVs, with crossovers to pick up most of the small-car detail for most shoppers. While future fuel-economy regulation policies are very unclear, Ford’s big bet on trucks and crossovers comes with a similarly big bet on electrification and widespread cost-cutting measures to make those cars affordable and popular. MUST READ: Ford's future hybrid, electric-car lineup: 5 things to know In oth...

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