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#101 OFFLINE   tbone

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:58 AM

But if you want maximum sales you need enough difference to get repeat buyers.


I feel this is the most important factor. I like to buy a new F-Series every 3-4 years and Ford obviously changes them up enough to assure those trades happen. If they didn't, my incentive to buy a new one would surely be reduced.
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 12:59 PM

We were informed about nine months ago by an insider that full financial review was being carried out on all product cycles going

forward and that projects like CD6 (NG Explorer) had been delayed indefinitely and that most platforms would continue with evolution

or variations on existing platforms...

Jpd, do you have a Link handy?

some of that I can remember :idea:& some I can't


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 03:20 PM

I don't know how many times I need to say it. Focus production at MAP is ending in May 2018.


I'm hearing April. Either way, Ranger can't get here fast enough.
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 03:27 PM

I'm hearing April. Either way, Ranger can't get here fast enough.

 

I'm in the market for a pickup in the next couple of years.  Ranger might fit the bill nicely.  Will be a bit different from my 90 and 95 though.


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#105 OFFLINE   jpd80

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 05:17 PM

I don't know how many times I need to say it. Focus production at MAP is ending in May 2018.

There's also been rumours that Focus production will end earlier
and MAP will continue with C-Max orders

Edited by jpd80, 21 April 2017 - 05:24 PM.


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 05:31 PM

There's also been rumours that Focus production will end earlier
and MAP will continue with C-Max orders

the big C-Max order has either been delayed or cancelled outright, I'm trying to verify.
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#107 OFFLINE   fuzzymoomoo

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 05:31 PM

I'm hearing April. Either way, Ranger can't get here fast enough.

Union has been telling us May.

What? What happened?


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 06:42 PM

I'm in the market for a pickup in the next couple of years.  Ranger might fit the bill nicely.  Will be a bit different from my 90 and 95 though.

I'm hoping that the better Nth American trim levels filter through to the ROW trucks
and that Ford does something unexpected with gasoline Ecoboost engines
the 2.7 EB 10AT would make Ranger a level above Tacoma and Colorado

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 12:51 PM

the big C-Max order has either been delayed or cancelled outright, I'm trying to verify.

 

Who orders C-Max in bulk? Even NYC taxi order will probably be like 50 at a time. That's not enough to keep the lights on.



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Posted 24 April 2017 - 01:12 PM

 

Who orders C-Max in bulk? Even NYC taxi order will probably be like 50 at a time. That's not enough to keep the lights on.

 

The rumor I saw was they where going to China?


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Posted 24 April 2017 - 01:31 PM

 
Who orders C-Max in bulk? Even NYC taxi order will probably be like 50 at a time. That's not enough to keep the lights on.

it was a big order going to China. I've heard everything from 5k to 20k units ordered.

What? What happened?


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Posted 24 April 2017 - 04:46 PM

it was a big order going to China. I've heard everything from 5k to 20k units ordered.

North Korea situation probably isn't helping grease the wheels on this deal.  Though China is still pushing hard for electric hybrids



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Posted 24 April 2017 - 05:31 PM

it was a big order going to China. I've heard everything from 5k to 20k units ordered.

 

Ok that makes sense. Ford did introduced the C-Max Energi at the auto show last year in China but I don't think sales ever began.

 

The latest news release from this year's Shanghai Auto Show says C-Max Energi is already in fleet service in China: https://media.ford.c...n-strategy.html

 

The locally assembled Mondeo hybrid just went on sale.



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Posted 24 April 2017 - 05:36 PM

We've built a few for china last year. Haven't seen any for MY2017 yet

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