Ford Factory Dumping SUVs For Small "Green" Cars

Demand for bigass SUVs just isn’t what it used to be. Ford says it is spending “550 million to convert a plant, which previously produced trucks and SUVs, into a “green” manufacturing complex building small fuel-efficient and electric cars,” says CNN.

“We’re changing from a company focused mainly on trucks and SUVs to a company with a balanced product lineup that includes even more high-quality, fuel-efficient small cars, hybrids and all-electric vehicles,” said Mark Fields, Ford’s president of The Americas, in a statement.

“As customers move to more fuel-efficient vehicles, we’ll be there with more of the products they really want,” Fields said.

In the works are two different versions of the Ford Focus, one gas and one electric/battery. There are also plans to bring back the Fiesta. Are you wanting these cars?

Ford plant dumps SUVs, goes small [CNN]

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