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Old 04-27-2018, 07:08 AM
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...I've also seen a report (which I'll look for), that states that the Lincoln sedans are safe, both the MKZ and the Continental. Then again, Lincoln will soon have four SUVs, the MKC, Nautilus, Aviator and Navigator.
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Automobilemag: Ford-says-no-new-cars-u-s-except-mustang-focus-active-xuv
"...But Ford remains “committed” to the Lincoln MKZ and Continental, a spokesman said Wednesday night. There were no details forthcoming on the schedule for updating those two premium sedans...

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just my opinion, MKZ gets replaced by cD6 Rwd MARK &
Conti can stay at least as long as Fusion [saw end of 2020 @B0N] even if not same factory,
then they decide if a cD6 Conti will happen
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There would be absolutely no sense in creating a CD6 MKZ and putting it next to the Continental. A CD6 Continental that replaces the MKZ and the current Continental might make some sense. Between the MKZ and the Continental there is enough sales volume for one sedan, but the least loved of the two is not the one to put on the new platform.

I'm guessing that the "we remain committed" line is so that Ford doesn't have a Sergio Marchionne moment: "The Dart and 200 are garbage and need to be killed." then sales crater.
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Old 04-27-2018, 06:54 PM
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^ what if the CD6 MARK[z] is next to a stretched suicide-door Continental?

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https://www.at.ford.com/en/homepage/...o-dealers.html
where Farley "walks back" much of their [kill-all-cars] announcement imho

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https://www.autoblog.com/2018/04/25/...-focus-active/

Figured this merited a new thread.

Personally I'm devastated, as silly as it sounds. I admired Ford's European lineup for years. The first car I bought myself was a Mazda3 partially because it was mostly the forbidden fruit Mk2 Euro Focus underneath. The car after that, my first new car, was a Focus ST. I was going to replace it with the new one when it came out but I got sick of waiting, and the '18 GTI and its 6 year warranty seduced me. I figured the Focus ST would still be around once the warranty ran out on the VW, but I guess not. Not that I'm unhappy with the GTI - it's great - but I'm really sad that there will no longer be a US-brand non-crossover I would seriously consider buying.
When considering a sportscar many years ago, a friend suggested that we drive down to mexico and find some Focus RS variant, not sure what it was.
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^ what if the CD6 MARK...
A Mark IX would be an even more foolish move than a new MKZ. Sedans don't sell. Coupes don't sell.
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I cant help but think this is due to awful dealership experiences. I went to test drive a Mustang a while back and was utterly put off by the terrible tactics and silly games played by the sales people. They didnt know their stock and all potential customers just looked miserable.



Just a thought, just one dealer.
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I sure wish Lincoln would put a four (five?) door something on the Mustang chassis.
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Wonder if toyota and nissan will follow ford and remove their sedans in their lineup...
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Doubt it, camry and corolla are hot sellers. Nissan moves lots of Altimas and the new gen will offer AWD (a first for the big Japanese brands in this segment). Honda will rejig the Accord and make a comeback.

The bigger question is what the company of Mary Barra will be doing. GM cant make a single decision outside of the corvette, on it's own.
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Doubt it, camry and corolla are hot sellers. Nissan moves lots of Altimas and the new gen will offer AWD (a first for the big Japanese brands in this segment). Honda will rejig the Accord and make a comeback.

The bigger question is what the company of Mary Barra will be doing. GM cant make a single decision outside of the corvette, on it's own.
Also doubt it. Toyota and Honda (and maybe Nissan) stand to take all the market as last men standing. Someone has to make entry level cars to build brand loyalty.

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