Ford Motor Co. will cease the Blend Sport trim for the 2020 model year as it concentrates on offering more popular versions in the sedan’s last years. However other versions of the sedan will stay in production till at least 2021, the company stated Thursday.
” Our objective in the last production year is to streamline the offering more and concentrate on taking full advantage of the more popular SE, SEL, and Titanium models,” a Ford spokesman said in a declaration. CarsDirect.com first reported the Fusion Sport’s pending demise.
2021 Ford Fusion News
Ford will build the Fusion at least into the 2021 calendar year, a representative said. The spokesperson formerly told Automotive News that production would end in the 2020 calendar year, however, on Thursday stated that information was inaccurate.
The news of the Sport trim’s death marks the end of what might be thought about a stopped working last-ditch effort to save the vehicle.
Amid decreasing sales, Ford made the Fusion Sport the focal point of its 2016 Detroit auto show display. It utilized media personality Ryan Seacrest to reveal the new trim– part of the Fusion’s midcycle freshening– in a callback to its 2012 sophisticated celebration in New York’s Times Square for the second-generation Fusion.
Company authorities hoped the Fusion Sport’s fancy efficiency figures– 325 hp and 380 pound-feet of torque from a 2.7-liter V-6 engine– would help pump up sales and distinguish it in what some thought about a bland sector.
It stopped working to create much buzz. Spokesperson Jiyan Cadiz on Wednesday said the Sport trim accounted for less than 10 percent of total Fusion sales.
2021 Ford Fusion Sale
Total Fusion sales in the U.S. topped 300,000 in both 2014 and 2015, although the sedan might not topple Toyota, Honda, and Nissan in the competitive midsize sedan segment. U.S. sales of the Fusion dropped 17 percent to 173,600 last year however rose 8.8 percent to 77,578 in the very first five months of 2019.