Mulally: Next Ford Focus and Fusion to be global cars

According to Ford CEO, Alan Mulally, Ford is planning on selling common vehicles across its global regions in the small and mid-sized car segment. Shared global cars has always been the center of Mulally’s strategy to help the struggling auto maker.

While Ford is already working on introducing a compact B-segment car, Mulally said yesterday that the next-generation Focus and Fusion would also be global vehicles.

While Mulally hasn’t revealed a time table for the future global cars, analysts are saying they expect Ford to introduce a global Focus in 2010 or 2011. A global mid-sized car will replace the current U.S. Fusion in the next decade. While all global cars won’t be identical, they’ll share Ford’s global platform.

The Mazda-engineered platform of the Mazda2, that will be used Ford’s next-generation B-segment cars, is one example.


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