We’ve identified that the Ford Fusion sedan was dwelling on borrowed time for greater than two years now.
Nicely, the midsize sedan has lastly gone out of manufacturing at Ford’s Hermosillo plant in Mexico on July 31. The automaker beforehand mentioned production of the Fusion would end July 21 however the deadline was later pushed again barely.
“As promised, Ford is reinventing the automotive to match shoppers’ preferences and rising our enterprise by considerably increasing our North America sport utility car portfolio with the all-new Bronco and Bronco Sport, all-electric Mustang Mach-E, and all-new variations of Escape and Explorer, America’s all-time best-selling SUV. As a part of this shift, we ended Fusion sedan manufacturing on July 31st,” Ford spokesman Sam Schembari advised Ford Authority.
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This marks the tip of manufacturing of the final Ford sedan bought in the USA, following the discontinuation of the Fiesta, Focus and Taurus for the home market. The automaker began making the first-generation Fusion for the 2006 mannequin 12 months, with the second and present era launching for the 2013 mannequin 12 months. The Fusion was made in Hermosillo alongside its Lincoln sibling, the MKZ, which was additionally discontinued.
Lincoln nonetheless builds the Continental sedan on the Flat Rock Meeting Plant in Michigan however production of the flagship model will stop at the end of this year. Ford Fusion gross sales peaked at 306,860 models in 2014 and reached a low level of 166,045 models in 2019. Within the first half of this 12 months, Ford has bought 61,421 Fusion sedans.
As an alternative of the Fusion and MKZ sedans, Ford will construct the Bronco Sport on the Hermosillo plant beginning in early September. The SUV will arrive in U.S. dealerships in late September of early October. Ford received’t supply a direct substitute for the Fusion, although a jacked-up wagon just like the Subaru Outback is rumored to be within the works to switch the present Edge.