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    Rumorpile: Ford and Lincoln Are Adding More Crossovers and SUVs!


    • More crossovers and SUVs are on the way for Ford and Lincoln

    "SUVs are the top-selling segment in the U.S. That is why we are introducing five new SUVs in the U.S. by 2020," for the Ford brand, said Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president of U.S. marketing, sales and service in a statement this week. 

    We already know three of the five models: EcoSport in 2018, the electric compact crossover in 2019, and the Bronco in 2020. But what about the other two? Reuters has learned from supplier sources that the models in question will be based on Ford's next-generation Focus and Fiesta.

    Meanwhile, Lincoln will be getting an additional model to their crossover/utility lineup. Sources say it will be a midsize model sharing the underpinnings of the Explorer due in 2019. Currently, the model is known internally as Aviator and MKD. We hope Lincoln goes with the former and not the latter.

    Source: Reuters
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    Hope they have solid Hybrids as that will be a solid path for them.

    Exciting to see what they bring out, hopefully a hybrid and EV versions too.

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    So this lineup is sounding really cramped but that same thing is working for Jeep so, I guess, why not? From smallest to largest: EcoSport, Fiesta-based-new, Focus-based-new, Escape, Edge, Bronco, Explorer, Expedition? I'm not sure where the Bronco will stand in its size but I assume larger than an Edge but obviously not a 3 row SUV like the Explorer..just a guess..?

    I'm kind of confused with the new Focus-based one because I thought the Escape was Focus-based.. Also, three SUVs smaller than the Escape?!? Maybe the next gen Escape will grow a bit to bridge the gap between it and the Edge?

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    I would assume the Fiesta-based is the next generation of EcoSport, and the Focus-based is the next generation of Escape, rather than additional models?  'five new' could interpreted to mean redesigns of existing models or new models, I presume. 

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    1 hour ago, Cubical-aka-Moltar said:

    I would assume the Fiesta-based is the next generation of EcoSport, and the Focus-based is the next generation of Escape, rather than additional models?  'five new' could interpreted to mean redesigns of existing models or new models, I presume. 

    Maybe, but this where I got tripped up on that thought. From Reuters,

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    In addition, Ford plans to redesign the Escape in 2018, the Explorer in 2019 and the Edge in 2021, the sources said.

     

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    19 hours ago, William Maley said:

    Maybe, but this where I got tripped up on that thought. From Reuters,

     

    So EcoSport, Escape, Explorer, Expedition, and Bronco makes 5 by 2020.    I wonder if the compact electric will be a variation of the Escape or a unique model..replacing the C-Max sort of?   (I assume the Flex will go bye-bye at some point w/ no replacement.)

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    Would like to see the Expedition get the diesel out of the F-150.  The hybrid can remain as a C-max theme, no need to ruin the rest of the lineup with hybrids that will rot on the lots.  I still believe Ford was caught flatfooted by not being ready at the onset of the tiny CUV craze with a federalized Ecosport.  It is a shame that this trucklet won't be available in the U.S. until the 2018 model year (technically IIRC they can sell a 2018 model year vehicle any time after January 1st 2017, so...)

     

    I agree with Moltie's examination of Ford's plans.  We know the Ecosport is Fiesta-based and the Escape is Focus-based already.  This begs the question of whether the 2018 Ecosport will have a shoat shelf life before an all-new model debuts globally, based off the recently debuted Fiesta we've seen.

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    when did LaNeve resurface at Ford?

    it's like these auto execs get shuttled around teams like people shuttle players on their fantasy football teams.

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