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Ford Fusion Officially Discontinued As Production Ends

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Back in May, Ford Authority was the first to report that Ford Fusion production was scheduled to end in July, marking the discontinuation of the last Ford sedan sold in the U.S. Then, just last month, we learned that production had been extended slightly. Now, we’ve confirmed that the mid-size sedan has in fact been officially discontinued after production ended on July 31st at the Ford Hermosillo Assembly Plant in Mexico.
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“As promised, Ford is reinventing the car to match consumers’ preferences and growing our business by significantly expanding our North America sport utility vehicle portfolio with the all-new Bronco and Bronco Sport, all-electric Mustang Mach-E, and all-new versions of Escape and Explorer, America’s all-time best-selling SUV. As part of this shift, we ended Fusion sedan production on July 31st,” Ford spokesperson, Sam Schembari, told Ford Authority.

The Ford Fusion is a four-door, five passenger mid-size sedan that was introduced for the 2006 model year. It was produced alongside the also-discontinued Lincoln MKZ, with which it shared the Ford CD3 platform. Ford produced two generations of the Fusion, with the second-gen model debuting for the 2013 model year.

Ford Fusion

Ford Fusion sales have slowly declined over the last several years, peaking at 306,860 units in 2014 before slumping to 166,045 units in 2019. Halfway through 2020, Ford has sold 61,421 Fusions.

The Fusion was the last Blue Oval sedan in production in North America following the departure of the Ford FiestaFord Focus, and Ford Taurus. The Ford Bronco Sport will take the place of the Fusion and MKZ at the Hermosillo plant. Full-scale Bronco Sport production at the facility will start on October 26th, 2020.

Looking ahead, the Fusion will be replaced with a crossover-like wagon, similar to the Subaru Outback, for sale across global markets. In fact, this next-gen model will also replace the current Ford Edge.

Meanwhile, all of Ford’s rivals continue to offer mid-size sedans. That lineup includes the Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, Honda Accord, Chevrolet Malibu, Kia Optima, Hyundai Sonata, Subaru Legacy, Volkswagen Passat, and Mazda 6.

An early developmental mule of the next-generation Fusion, put together from part of the new Ford Focus, captured in October 2019

We’ll have the latest on all new and discontinued Ford models as soon as it’s available, so be sure to subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Fusion news and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

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Written by Brett Foote

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Well, Ford just lost another life long customer. My first car was a used Ford sedan with a flat head V8 back in the mid ’60. Neither my wife nor I are SUV/crossover-pickup people. God forbid they discontinue the Mustang. Evidently it’s time to divest my Ford stock as I’ve already done with GM.
    My next sedan will be a Sonata. At least that car is assembled in Alabama ……… By folks here in the USA!

    • The Sonata is still South Korean. and over half of the money you pay for it goes to South Korea. The U.S. workforce gets pennies per car assembled. You will be a traitor!

      Get a Chevy Malibu which is much more U.S. made and branded.

      • So I should buy an “American” made in Mexico so that the money goes to Mexican workers and American executives? Got it. Anyone who buys a car manufactured outside the country is a “traitor”. So bye bye half of the “Americun” cars

  2. I agree with you, Mikey. I was a life long customer as well, but will not buy another Ford product. Thinking about either Toyota, Hyundai, or Honda.

  3. Why do I get the feeling that when styles change, Ford will just bring back sedan and hatchbacks built in China and Mexico?

    • You say “when” as if it’s inevitable. But consumers have wanted tall vehicles (minivans, SUVs, CUVs) for over 35 years now, and most vehicles in the pre- and postwar era were quite tall as well.

      • This poorly managed company has no idea on how to built and make a profit on sedans
        (even if they are built in low wage countries). Should sedans make a comeback and I hope they do, this poorly managed company will be left out in the cold and their stock price will drop below $4/share.

  4. I wish the hybrid model was still around.
    Now my only choice is an Escape Hybrid, which is significantly less efficient 🙁

    • “Significantly less efficient”? The Escape Hybrid gets 4 MPG lower highway (a whopping 10% penalty) and 1 MPG better city.

    • You can still buy a 2020 Fusion Hybrid. I am waiting for the Mustang Mach-E as I want to stop buying gasoline altogether.

    • There are plenty brand new (and CPO’s) Fusion hybrids around and I bet they will be there in 2021 as well. And they are offered for very reasonable prices too! Check out the internet! I am interested in a brand new Fusion hybrid but I am waiting till 2021 for sure…

  5. As a present 2014 Fusion Hybrid owner (the best car I have even owned) that get me up to 54 MPG, I am sadden that Ford has abandoned this model. The Fusion could easily be the bigger brother to the Mustang, and a Sport model with a powerful V6 engine would be a great seller. The Fusion Energi was the best plug in hybrid after the Chevy Volt was cancelled, and with a bit of re-engineering a larger battery with more range can fit.

    I know that the Fusion lives on as the Mondeo in Europe and the new wagon version of the Mondeo is the replacement. I expect it to have Hybrid and Energi versions, too.

    • Yes and they will get it when an American HQ based manufacturer no longer offers a product type still wanted because the demand for that type is lower and not worth their profit margin sacrifice to stay in the market.

  6. I never cared for the FUSION but the fact that FORD is all but out of the sedan business over here has me ready to join the masses and buy a sedan from whatever builder has one that I like and they could build it on Mars for all I care. I love and appreciate American corporate history and heritage but what good does it do buy a product just because it has a certain name on it when it’s not the model you want? In other words, free yourself from brand or builder loyalty since there’s much more freedom in that. So with this, does this mean the Chicom TAURUS is discontinued as well? That was proof alone that FORD was stupid not to build and sell it over here.

  7. I just think it’s funny that the first thing people say after reading this is something along the lines of “I’m never buying a Ford again”, and yet you’re one of the many people that weren’t buying these cars anyway. If the cars were selling enough to justify, Ford would still make them. Don’t tell me if you ran a company and one or a few particular products didn’t compete well in their segment that you wouldn’t stop making them. It’s business. Why would a company make cars for you lot when you weren’t buying them in the first place? Stop being so dramatic. If something doesn’t affect you and you get mad anyway, that’s not on Ford, that’s on you.

    • I will guarantee you I will never buy a PU/SUV/CUV, if an automaker wants me to own one of these vehicles, they should pay for it themselves. Face it, the unqualified people who run this poorly managed have no idea how to build a sedan profitably. Also I lost count on how many 2020 Chevy Tahoes I have seen that sticker over $70,000, that amount of money will buy you a well equipped 2020 Mercedes Benz E450. GM and Ford have successfully suckered consumers into paying Mercedes Benz money for a Ford or Chevy.

    • People who are lamenting the end of Ford sedans have one and would still consider buying one next time around. However, the option won’t exist anymore so anyone that still wants a sedan will be forced to buy from somewhere else. Why do you believe people commenting don’t buy and own these cars? The automakers are pushing crossovers, SUVs, and trucks because the profit margin is higher and that’s what it’s really about. Why is the Bronco or Chevy’s Blazer being made in Mexico if not for higher profit margin? The comment about the manufacturers not being able to find a profitable way to make sedans is spot on. Therefore, they’ll just abandon them and give that market to the foreign HQ based manufacturers. The buyers lost are not consequential to them because the higher profit made on people buying crossovers, SUVs, and trucks will still offset the other buyers lost. Someone else commented correctly “it’s a business”.

  8. Once again, Ford/Lincoln making a big mistake; they set themselves up for failure. I have been a huge supporter for years, last 12 years on the Lincoln…To kill the sedans will drive me to look elsewhere, and yes, Cadillac still is making their sedans….Big mistake to put profits ahead of its loyal customers….Currently driving a 17 Lincoln Continental; another fantastic vehicle that Lincoln only put 1/2 an effort into making it successful..shameful with such an iconic name in the auto industry; 4 years and they pull the plug.

    • Well some of us like to make contingency plans. If FORD was still building the CROWN VICTORIA/GRAND MARQUIS, I would have bought a new one to replace my GRAND MARQUIS when it eventually craps out. Then after they stopped building them, my contingency plan was the TAURUS and after that, the CONTINENTAL. So now that FORD is out of the picture, I have such plans with other builders. Can’t help it if I’m the only one who doesn’t like to make changes every 5 minutes.

  9. Glad I have a 2016 Fusion Hybrid, bought new and paid off, with only 33,000 on it. I want to like the Escape hybrid, but the interior of it looks cheaper and lower class than my Fusion. I also have gotten 54 mpg on highway trips over 100 miles long. I guess I’ll wait and see what’s on the market in another 5 years, or I may just keep the Fusion rolling along.

    • Keep your 2016 fusion in the family and by another fusion hybrid model 2020 in 2021. I am sure you can get one with a reasonable discount. Then you are set for another decade with your favorite car

  10. Some of us like to make contingency plans. If FORD still built the sedans I really wanted which is the CROWN VICTORIA/GRAND MARQUIS, I would plan on getting another brand new one just like mine when it would eventually crap out.
    But can’t do the TAURUS would have been next followed by the LINCOLN CONTINENTAL. So now I just have to plan outside the FORD family. Not all of us like to make changes every 5 minutes.

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