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For over 100 years, the sedan and pickup truck has been a popular means of transportation.
What about the other types? Merely trends that have faded.
Wagons? Popular in the '60-'70s. Not anymore.
Minivans? Popular in the '80s-'90s. Not anymore.
SUVs? Popular in the '00s. Still around, but waning.
Crossovers? Popular currently...
Just like everything else, the auto industry is cyclical, and crossovers will also suffer the same fate. Today's children will probably grow to detest crossovers their parents drove (like previous generations that ditched wagons for minivans, SUVs for minivans, and Crossovers for SUVs), and Ford will be caught with their pants down.
It has nothing to do with whether they're powered by gasoline, diesel, or electric, it has to do with the object they're powering.
I can see them dropping the Fiesta. But the C-Max, isn't that already a crossover? The Fusion, one of their best-selling products in the U.S? The Focus, one of their best-selling products worldwide? The Taurus, the most popular fleet, police, and municipal vehicle?
Ford is shooting itself in the foot, and they'll be losing much more than gaining by this short-sighted decision.
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