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Ford Kills the Life of the Fiesta

Ford Kills the Life of the Fiesta

 Source:Left Lane News | Publication date: Jul 22, 2017 | Author(s):Ronan Glon

Marked as one of the first new global products under then-CEO Alan Mulally’s “One Ford” plan, the reintroduction of the Fiesta into the US and Canadian markets was met with much excitement. Of course, that was at a time of $3.50 to $5.00 per gallon of gas.

Now with $2.00 per gallon of gas and customers leaning towards crossovers and trucks, Ford has killed off the Fiesta from the US and Canadian markets.

The writing was on the wall since Ford killed off the sedan version of the seventh generation’s sedan variant. The Fiesta will soldier on from its European and Brazilian plants only as 3 and 5 door hatches.

The Fiesta in now in a growing list of sub-compact cars that have/are being killed off north of the Mexican border. This includes the Mazda2 and the Hyundai Accent hatch.

The Fiesta will essentially be replaced by the new EcoSport when it launches early-2018.

Now, two bigger questions remain: What happens if the price of fuel increases again? And what product(s) will move into the now empty plant in Hermosillo, Mexico?

 

 

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  1. FenwickHockey65
    Sonic probably isn't long for this world either.
    carnut
    Andrew_L
    It was coming... but still have to wonder what will happen if gas prices skyrocket again.


    They probably feel like the new Ecosport will take up the slack. Same thing has been going on at Chevy with the little Sonic and Trax I believe.
    arutherford
    2b2
    Cuautitlán is/was Fiesta^

    tho Hermosillo will prolley get something besides Fusion


    Got the two confused. Exchange the two.
    Tone
    As a fan of the ST: that sucks! Current cars will possibly become sought after used cars. Or, if I'm lucky, everyone will want CUVs and they'll go cheap! I was really looking forward to the new 1.5T three banger, though.
    Andrew_L
    It was coming... but still have to wonder what will happen if gas prices skyrocket again.
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