The Ford Fusion will officially go out of production in July, GM Authority’s sister site, Ford Authority reported this week.
The Fusion is the last Ford passenger car in production in North America (apart from the Ford Mustang) following the earlier departure of the Ford Fiesta, Ford Focus, and Ford Taurus. Ford is planning to replace the Fusion with a wagon-like crossover, but details on this mystery model are scarce at the moment. The last day to place an order for a new Ford Fusion was February 28th.
With the Fusion now set to bow out, it seems inevitable that the Chevrolet Malibu, one of the Ford sedan’s main rivals, will also be put on the chopping block in the near future. GM Authority’s intel suggests the Malibu is safe for now, however, with Malibu production currently scheduled to run until at least 2022.
The Malibu is produced at Fairfax Assembly in Kansas. The model is also sold in South Korea, where it is built locally at General Motors‘ Bupyeong plant just outside of Seoul, while GM’s Jinqao plant in Shanghai produces the model for the Chinese market, as well.
The Malibu and Chevrolet Sonic are the last Chevy passenger cars for sale in North America. The Sonic’s days seem numbered, however, as it was already dropped from all previous markets except for the U.S., including Mexico, South Korea and, most recently, Canada.
The last Fusion Police car will roll off the line at the Ford Hermosillo plant in Mexico on June 5th, 2020. The last day of production for the retail-market Fusion will be July 21st.
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