Ford’s Shift to SUVs: Exploring Legacy and Future

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Ford's Shift to SUVs Exploring Legacy and Future

Ford’s lineup transformation in the United States has seen a shift towards crossovers, SUVs, and trucks, leaving behind traditional passenger cars. However, amidst this transition, the new-generation Mustang stands as a symbolic representation of Ford’s heritage.

In contrast, competitors like GM discontinued models like the Chevrolet Camaro, while Dodge garners attention with offerings like the new-gen Charger, available in both EV and ICE variants.

Reflecting on Ford’s history, the Blue Oval once boasted a diverse portfolio, including low-slung vehicles and minivans like the Flex. Despite its crossover-esque styling, the Flex remained a distinctive people carrier until its discontinuation in 2019.

With Ford’s focus on expanding its crossover lineup, the likelihood of a direct Flex successor seems improbable.

Ford's Shift to SUVs Exploring Legacy and Future

Despite occasional rumors suggesting a comeback, accompanied by speculative renderings, Ford’s current direction emphasizes crossover expansion over reviving the Flex. Recent renderings, like the WRC-inspired take, offer imaginative interpretations but lack tangible indications of future production.

Ultimately, Ford’s strategic shift towards crossover dominance sidelines prospects of a Flex revival. However, the brand’s commitment to innovation and adaptation underscores its evolution in response to market demands.


By Annie Linardos

I'm a journalist student and completed my masters in Journalism and Mass Communication. With a strong track record as an intern at Mathrubhumi News and The New Indian Express as a reporter and content writer, I'm creative, motivated, and have a keen eye for the truth and attempting to use the expertise and talents to contribute to the emerging field of journalism. I have also been working as a freelance writer and have the capability of producing interesting and bold articles.

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