DETROIT – Ford, long a staple of the motor vehicle industry, announced Wednesday they will only sell two sedan models in the U.S. market, the Mustang and the Ford Focus Active crossover set to debut in 2019.
The auto maker is phasing out U.S. sales of the Focus regular model, Fusion, Taurus and Fiesta. Ford will, however, continue to offer all of its trucks, crossover and SUV models in America.
In a released statement, Ford said as much as 90 percent of its American market will be commercial, utility and truck models. Trucks and utilities have been the best profit maker for the historic manufacturer. Ford has moved $7 billion in research money from sedans to trucks and SUVs.
Ford representatives have said in the past that they are considering retiring most of the company’s sedan models in a shift from cars to utility vehicles.