Ford drops plans for new RWD sedans

>> Monday, January 12, 2009

The Blue Oval has been vocal about its plans to develop a new generation of RWD sedans for both its Ford and Lincoln brands, but with demand for big and powerful sedans on the decline management have revised those original plans. In light of rising fuel costs and toughening fuel economy standards, Ford has decided to drop plans for new RWD sedans. Speaking with Automotive News at this week's Detroit Auto Show, Ford design chief J Mays said the RWD future was "out of the cycle plan." He went on to reveal that Ford would focus its design efforts on other segments and that the path it was going down at the moment was all about fuel efficiency.

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