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XDCX
03-19-2008, 08:58 AM
If there's one thing that almost everyone in the car business can agree upon, it's that nothing revitalizes a franchise like a few hot products.

With that said, what does Ford have planned for the near future?

Model Year: 2009

New Ford F-150 Truck
Possible elimination of the Ranger pickup
New Ford Flex - three row wagon with available AWD
Redesigned Ford Fusion - hybrid version may be available in calendar 2009Model Year: 2010

Refreshed Ford Expedition
Possible elimination of the Taurus X
Refreshed Ford Edge
Reskinned Ford Mustang
Redesigned Ford Taurus
New sub-compact offering - Ford Fiesta?
New Ford Transit Van imported from TurkeyModel Year: 2011

Refreshed Ford F450 Super Duty Truck
New Ford Explorer and elimination of Explorer Sport Trac
Redesigned Ford FocusModel Year: 2012

New Ford Escape
Redesigned Ford Mustang
Is there anything that's missing?

Please feel free to add a post to make an addition or correction.

XDCX
03-19-2008, 11:29 AM
I just watched the CNBC interview with Ford's CEO, Alan Mulally - he did a good job.

He indicated that he didn't see an end to the slowdown in auto sales until there is home price stabilization. He hopes for a stronger second half of 2008, but when pressed said that he's not predicting one.

It seems that a lot of the product that Ford has in the pipeline is from Europe where they've had to contend with high fuel prices for years.

Mr. Mulally came across as very positive and confident. The tone of the interview stood in contrast to yesterday's interview with Chrysler's top three executives.

Here's a link to the CNBC interview: http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/player/popup/?rn=289004&cl=7045441&src=finance&ch=4043681