This week, a report claimed General Motors has internally killed off the Chevrolet Sonic sedan and hatchback, while the Chevrolet Impala inches closer to the chopping block. However, with the news, Ford is also looking to trim the fat from its passenger-car portfolio.
Ford Authority reported on Wednesday that the Fiesta sub-compact and Taurus full-size sedan may be heading for the scrapheap in the sky. The two vehicles in question mirror the segments Chevrolet would exit with the Sonic and Impala’s death. Ford already confirmed it will not sell the next-generation Fiesta in the United States, which already led to speculation over its cancellation.
Reports pegged a new Sonic to show face next decade, though those plans are, obviously, no longer.
Ford also garnered headlines when the Fusion mid-size sedan surfaced as another potential victim of slowing passenger car sales in the U.S. Thus far, Ford has not confirmed any of the vehicles in question will exit production. Ditto for GM, though the evidence in sales figures paints a bleak picture; utility vehicle sales continue to climb as traditional sedan and small-car sales figures dwindle.