On April 25, 2018, Ford shook the US Market from halfway across the globe as they announced plans to stop selling cars in the United States, save for their Mustang and a new Focus, at the China Auto Show. Later that year, they decided not to sell the Focus either, due to low expected sales and the new tariffs passed that year. In the course of a few months, Ford went from the company that made cars easy to make and cheap to buy to a company that only made one car. Trucks, SUV’s and the like are their future now.
General Motors followed suit later that year, axing off many of its sedans from Cadillac, Buick, and Chevrolet – including Chevrolet’s famous Impala sedan.
As for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles? They were one of the few automakers that reported an increase in sales for September of 2019, even overtaking Ford – but not entirely with their cars. It was their Jeep and Ram Truck brands that had the most important increases, as well as a nice boost for Dodge.
Next week, we’ll talk more about why this is happening – and what it means for you, the consumer. Questions? Call Manchester Auto and Tire of Mint Hill, LLC at 704-545-4597 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about this article, or your general automotive needs.
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