Ford Confirms Five New SUVs for US Lineup By 2020
Ford is in the midst of expanding and revitalizing its SUV lineup, a fact accentuated by Tuesday’s reveal of the 2018 Expedition, the recent announcement that the automaker will offer an all-electric SUV by 2020, and the confirmation that the brand will bring back the Bronco. According to a report from Auto News, plans would call for Ford to nearly double its current SUV offerings in the United States by 2020 in an effort to capitalize on growing sales.
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According to sources, no fewer than three future SUVs have already been approved for production over the past two years. Ford had previously indicated that it plans to add four new SUVs to its US lineup by 2020, a number that it has nearly attained with the announcement of the EcoSport, Bronco, and 300-mile-range crossover.
Mark LaNeve, Ford VP of US Marketing, Sales, and Service on Tuesday confirmed that the number of SUVs added to its US lineup by 2020 has been increased to five. Separate sources confirmed to Auto News that there would be a sixth new SUV introduced in that time that would be offered under the Lincoln brand.
With regards to the two as-yet-unidentified Ford SUVs, supplier sources told Auto News that “one is based on the next-generation Focus small car…while the other could be based on the next-generation of the subcompact Fiesta.” The latter suggests that the Ford Fiesta Active, a crossover variant revealed in late November, will be making the leap to the United States within the next three years.
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