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Ford to cancel its Ontario-built Edge crossover

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The article quotes Automotive News Canada as the source. Opening that link is a "subscriber only" article, but you can read it is as per a "Forecaster", so not really credible news.

 

Looking at the sales numbers, the Edge has been selling consisting numbers for most of its life, it also ranks 5th in 2019 & in Q1-2020 among midsize SUVs which include 3 -row larger SUVs. Wouldn't make sense to cancel it especially with Sedan production stopping at Ford. Ford would still need something between the Escape & Explorer. The only problem is that it has always been based on the Fusion platform which is seizing soon. In my opinion, they should use the Explorer platform for the next generation, then they would be able to make a true ST version.

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Not true (yet).  Under consideration to be replaced with the new similar sized BEVs but that hasn’t been decided and probably won’t S is more of a negotiating tactic for the new union contract.

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8 hours ago, omar302 said:

The article quotes Automotive News Canada as the source. Opening that link is a "subscriber only" article, but you can read it is as per a "Forecaster", so not really credible news.

 

Looking at the sales numbers, the Edge has been selling consisting numbers for most of its life, it also ranks 5th in 2019 & in Q1-2020 among midsize SUVs which include 3 -row larger SUVs. Wouldn't make sense to cancel it especially with Sedan production stopping at Ford. Ford would still need something between the Escape & Explorer. The only problem is that it has always been based on the Fusion platform which is seizing soon. In my opinion, they should use the Explorer platform for the next generation, then they would be able to make a true ST version.

 

I think its more about Ford looking for a government handout to keep the plant open. It will turn out to be a typical Jerry Dias shit show between Ford and Unifor and the Canadian taxpayers will be left on the hook as always happens.

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.....Ford Canada poured cold water on the report, telling CBC News that the "Edge and the five-passenger midsize SUV segment remain a critical part of Ford's winning portfolio."

We have no plans to exit the segment," spokesperson Lauren More said."

 

Union concerned about Oakville Ford plant's future after report suggests automaker may scrap Edge SUV

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I just got a 2019 Edge ST which is a good vehicle.

I’d be disappointed if they canceled the model.

but maybe something different is going to replace it.

or is this a company vs union bargaining ploy?

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A column reviewing by David B caused me to buy a 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart.

a terrific car which was a lot of fun to drive especially in winter.

hes a good columnist.

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