In a major shift away from tradition, Ford documents have confirmed recent rumors that in the near future it will no longer offer traditional sedans and hatchbacks in North America. In notes attached to Ford’s latest financial results, the company says its future car portfolio will consist of only two models: the Mustang, and a raised hatchback to be called Focus Active Crossover. That means that the current lineup of Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, and Taurus cars will not be replaced as long as trucks and utilities continue to dominate the market. It likely also means the C-Max hatchback is not long for North America either.
The Focus Active Crossover, to be imported from China, with its raised suspension and black cladding, is a direct response to the highly popular Subaru Crosstrek. Unknown is whether or not the Focus Active Crossover will have all-wheel drive either available or standard.