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Re: No more Focus????

Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:58 am
by jmueller065
Akua wrote:I'm not sure if this has already been talked about, but when they come out with the new Focus active, will there be an electric model?
It doesn't look like it online?
Ford hasn't said anything about that...

They keep saying "X electrified vehicles by Y" but every time they say it Y increases, first it was 2020, next it was 2024...

Re: No more Focus????

Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:22 pm
by Akua
So not for the next couple years?

Re: No more Focus????

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:48 am
by triangles
So far Ford has only announced a 300 mi SUV BEV. There has been no other official word as to what Ford will do as far as EVs are concerned post FFE. FFE production ends on May 7, 2018 when they shut down the Michigan Assembly Plant to retool for Ranger/Bronco production. Unless ford is keeping production plans elsewhere a secret, the Focus will not be in production again until the China factory is tooled up and starts making the Focus in late 2019. As of last week, North America will only get the Focus Active variant. Also for that matter the Mustang will be the only other car made by Ford for at least the next few years. Although the tall hatchbacks AKA crossovers are still just cars IMHO. Tall, ugly, and less aerodynamic cars, but the US can't seem to get enough of them.

Re: No more Focus????

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:58 am
by campfamily
triangles wrote:the Mustang will be the only other car made by Ford for at least the next few years.
Is this true? I thought I read that the Fusion will continue for the next couple of years, but any work on a replacement or updated version has been cancelled. Also, I think there are still a few Taurus' coming off the line, but not very many (only people who buy those are fleet buyers).

Keith

Re: No more Focus????

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:46 am
by triangles
What I read didn't specify when the Fusion, Taurus, Fiesta were going away, just that they were. I would assume it will be whenever they shut down the factory where they are assembled to retool for other models. I have no knowledge of where they are made or what will be made at that factory in their place. At least if there are '19 models they probably won't differ from the '18s.

Re: No more Focus????

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:17 am
by Akua
Triangles,

When you say shut down the Michigan plante to retool for the Broncos, are you referring they will be making the Broncos and the Michigan plant?

Re: No more Focus????

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:04 am
by campfamily
Akua wrote:Triangles,

When you say shut down the Michigan plante to retool for the Broncos, are you referring they will be making the Broncos and the Michigan plant?
Yes. Ford will build the Bronco and the Ranger at the Michigan plant where the Focus used to be built. Originally Ford was going to re-locate Focus production to Mexico, but then decided to move it to China.

Keith

Re: No more Focus????

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:08 am
by jmueller065
Its really already happening--and it isn't even May yet LOL.

I drive by the plant fairly regularly and the # of new vehicles parked there has been diminishing over the past few months.

Re: No more Focus????

Posted: Tue May 01, 2018 5:51 am
by triangles
Akua wrote:When you say shut down the Michigan plante to retool for the Broncos, are you referring they will be making the Broncos and the Michigan plant?
Yes the Ranger will be made first and then after year or so they will add Bronco production. FYI for clarity the FFE was made at the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Mi. Ford has multiple plants in Michigan so just saying Michigan plant is kind of meaningless.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan_Assembly_Plant

Re: No more Focus????

Posted: Tue May 01, 2018 6:35 am
by jmueller065
triangles wrote:
Akua wrote:When you say shut down the Michigan plante to retool for the Broncos, are you referring they will be making the Broncos and the Michigan plant?
Yes the Ranger will be made first and then after year or so they will add Bronco production. FYI for clarity the FFE was made at the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Mi. Ford has multiple plants in Michigan so just saying Michigan plant is kind of meaningless.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan_Assembly_Plant
Not really as that plant is known as "Michigan Assembly Plant" because it is on Michigan Avenue. so "Michigan Plant" is close LOL
(ok in Ford TLA speak its known as MAP.)