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Ford Cancelled The Planned Redesign For The 2020 Fusion 3
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Ford, Ford Fusion, Ford Taurus, Reports on 01 3rd, 2018

The future of the Ford Fusion is in doubt as The Detroit News has obtained a letter to suppliers which informed them the planned redesigned for the 2020 model has been canceled.

The cancellation comes as a bit of a surprise but an insider told the publication the Fusion and Mondeo will remain part of the company’s lineup for at least three or four more years. This seems to suggest the cars are living on borrowed time but that might not be the case.

Another source told the paper Ford might have cancelled the redesign because management determined they “didn’t have the right product or product design to meet demand.”

Ford spokesman Mike Levine declined to discuss the letter but he told the publication the “Fusion remains an important part of the Ford lineup for years to come with even more new fresh features on the way.”

That’s not much to go on but speculation has suggested the Fusion could become larger if it makes it to the third-generation. This could mean the Fusion will enter Taurus territory but reports have indicated the latter model could be dropped by the end of the year.

Carsalesbase data shows the Fusion remains a relatively strong seller as the company sold 265,840 units in the United States in 2016. That’s approximately 120,000 units less than the Toyota Camry but it is still a pretty significant number.

Ford is staying mum on specifics but CEO Jim Hackett unveiled his strategic update to investors last fall and it called for the company to reallocate $7 billion of capital from cars to trucks and SUVs. This will result in the company will offering fewer cars while adding a handful of new trucks and SUVs such as the Bronco and Ranger.

That same presentation also mentioned the next-generation Fusion and revealed it will be offered with less build combinations. Ford offers approximately 35,000 different combinations on the current model but the company wanted to cut that number to just 96 combinations on the next-generation Fusion.

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Angry Woman Uses Perfume And Shirt To Set Her Taurus On Fire After It Broke Down 18
Posted by Brad Anderson in Accidents, Ford, Ford Taurus, Offbeat News, Reports on 11 18th, 2017

A woman from Lancaster County in Pennsylvania has been arraigned on charges of arson and risking a catastrophe after setting her Ford Taurus on fire after it broke down.

In an affidavit, state police trooper Adam Zinn said he was dispatched to a parking lot near the Donegal interchange over a report of a vehicle fire. Upon arriving at the scene, Zinn said he was met at the scene by 36-year-old Amanda B Silliman who admitted to setting the car on fire because she was angry it broke down.

“Silliman related that once her car broke down in the parking lot she became angry at it. Silliman stated that she took a pink T-shirt and sprayed it with body spray… then stuffed the T-shirt in the gas tank filler neck and ignited the shirt on fire,” Zinn mentioned in his affidavit.

Trib Live reports that Silliman’s 2002 Taurus was destroyed by the blaze. Additionally, Zinn alleges that firefighters from the Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Department were endangered by the blaze.

In addition to the aforementioned charges, Silliman has been charged with criminal mischief, possession of incendiary materials, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.

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Check Out Ford’s Iconic U.S. Police Cars Throughout History 20
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Classics, Ford, Ford Fusion, Ford Taurus, Ford Videos, Hybrids, Police, Police Cars, video on 09 20th, 2017

With Ford's high popularity among Police Departments in the U.S, it's no wonder that some of their Interceptors have become so well-known.
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Ford’s Recalling A Handful Of Vehicles In Three Campaigns 18
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Ford, Ford Explorer, Ford F-150, Ford Focus, Ford Mustang, Ford Taurus, NHTSA, Recalls on 09 18th, 2017

Ford and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have issued three recalls. None of them are particularly large, but combined, they cover a broad range of the Blue Oval automaker's models.
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Faulty Airbag Inflators Strike Again, This Time On Ford’s 2017 Mustang And F-150 2
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Ford, Ford Explorer, Ford F-150, Ford F-Series, Ford Focus, Ford Mustang, Ford Taurus, Police Cars, Recalls, Reports on 09 2nd, 2017

Another day, another recall over airbag inflators that may rupture during a crash. This time, the recall covers 935 units of Ford's 2017 Mustang and F-150 models, and while the affected airbags are from Takata, the potentially faulty inflators were sourced from Tennessee-based ACR.
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1994 Ford Taurus SHO Is Still Somewhat Of A Sleeper 21
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Classics, Ford, Ford Taurus, Ford Videos, reviews, video on 08 21st, 2017

If you're trying to talk your parents into buying you your first car, telling them you want a 23-year old Taurus might not be a bad idea.
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Ford Taurus And C-Max Could Be On The Chopping Block 25
Posted by Brad Anderson in Ford, Ford C-Max, Ford Taurus, Reports on 07 25th, 2017

Just a few days after reports surfaced indicating that General Motors could slash its passenger car family, it appears that Ford is pondering similar measures.
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Happy 4th Of July! These Are The 10 Most American Cars 4
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Acura, featured, Ford, Ford Expedition, Ford F-150, Ford Taurus, GMC, honda, Honda Odyssey, Honda Pilot, Honda Ridgeline, Jeep, Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Wrangler, Spotlight, video on 07 4th, 2017

It's America's birthday today, marking 241 years since the Declaration of Independence. So how do we celebrate? With American cars, of course!
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Couple Drive 14 Miles With Drunk Man Passed Out On Their Car’s Trunk 24
Posted by Brad Anderson in Ford Taurus, Ford Videos, Offbeat News, Reports, video on 05 24th, 2017

You may have to do a double take or even a triple take when reading this headline because it sounds absolutely impossible. However, it’s not, it is a true story that happened a few days ago in Memphis, Tennessee.
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US & Canadian Police Services Starting To Favor SUVs 29
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Canada, Chevrolet Tahoe, Dodge Charger, Ford Explorer, Ford Taurus, Police, Police Cars, Reports, SUV on 12 29th, 2016

Apparently, the fact that citizens are favoring SUVs and crossovers has not gone unnoticed in police circles, with both Canadian and US police utilizing the Chevy Tahoe and Ford Explorer with pursuit-rated packages.
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Ford Recalling Certain New SUVs, Pickups For Possible Fire Risk, In Two Safety Campaigns 21
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Ford, Ford Explorer, Ford F-Series, Ford Flex, Ford Taurus, Lincoln, Lincoln MKT, Police Cars, Recalls on 12 21st, 2016

Ford is conducting two safety recalls in North America that cover more than 9,000 vehicles.
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Ford Issues Three Recalls Affecting Over 100,000 Vehicles 25
Posted by Brad Anderson in Ford, Ford Escape, Ford Flex, Ford Taurus, Ford Transit, Lincoln, Lincoln MKS, Lincoln MKT, Recalls on 08 25th, 2016

Ford has just issued three recalls in North America affecting over 100,000 vehicles.
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Ford Taurus SHO: 1989 vs 2016 Comparison Chart 22
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Ford, Ford Taurus, Reports on 04 22nd, 2016

When we think about how far cars have come in general in the past couple of decades, it's easy to forget that all that added tech also translates into extra weight.
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Explorer Appears In “X-Files” Reboot, More Fords To Follow 25
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Ford, Ford Escape, Ford Explorer, Ford Mustang, Ford Taurus, Movie Cars on 01 25th, 2016

The six-part revival of the '90s megahit bowed on Sunday with a Ford Explorer Platinum used to carry FBI agent Dana Scully.
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Ford Issues Two Recalls, Nearly 10,000 Vehicles Affected 29
Posted by Brad Anderson in Ford, Ford Escape, Ford Explorer, Ford Fiesta, Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS, Recalls on 12 29th, 2015

Ford has just announced two recalls affecting just under 10,000 cars across the United States.
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