Ford quietly ended production of the Focus sedan and C-Max Hybrid at its Michigan Assembly plant last Friday. Last month Ford announced that it would be killing off its slow selling car models and now its official. The sad news is that Ford didn’t even announce the last day of production.
The end for both models has been a long time coming, since sales of the Focus have fallen every year since 2012 and the C-Max hasn’t had a great year since 2013. Now that the Focus and C-Max are done, we’re now waiting for Ford to end production of the Fiesta, Taurus and Fusion. The Taurus will be the next model to get the axe in March 2019, which will be followed by the Fiesta in May 2019. The Fusion will be the last to go, since it will be around for at least a few more years.
With the demise of the Focus sedan, it doesn’t mean that the Focus is done in the U.S. Next year Ford will introduce the crossover-like Focus Active.