4437 copies of the Ford C-Max and Grand C-Max has the american automaker sold in Denmark the last three years.
In 2017 was the C-Max is the manufacturer's third most sold car in denmark, but it fell in the 2018 to sixth place - in overtaken-among others-the SUV model the Ford Kuga. Precisely to the growing interest in crossovere and SUV models, together with the decreasing sales figures part of the reason that Ford now has chosen to drop the two classic cars.
It confirms Ford in a press release and Automotive News Europe have described.
The two nearly identical models - which most of all distinguishes itself by having the space to respectively five and seven passengers - are today being built in the German Saarlouis, close to the border to France. It stops, however, from the end of June.
Here it should not longer build cars around the clock at the Ford plant, which, according to the manufacturer has a little over 6000 employees.
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the Ford C-Max: The current generation has been on the market since 2010. Photo: Ford
Ford Grand C-Max: Last year was sold 107 copies of the model with room for seven. Photo: Ford
- Models will be phased out at the end of their normal life cycle, write Ford about the cars that have been on the market since respectively 2003 and 2010.
the Decision not to launch new versions is a part of a larger austerity plan, which has been underway since september of last year. It comes in particular to go beyond the employees of Ford's european factories, and for just 14 days ago, it emerged that Ford planned to cut 5000 employees in Germany.
in Addition to the Saarlouis based manufacturer of cars in Cologne, but it is not yet published, how the redundancies will be split between the two cities. According to Automotive News Europe it is expected that the restructuring will cost up to 1700 employees job in Saarlouis.
in other words It is not quite finished with the Ford cars from Saarlouis. Although Ford says goodbye to the C-Max and Grand C-Max and dropping to build cars for the night, so if you want to bet on to build several copies of the new Focus model at the factory.
the Manufacturer have particular expectations to the station wagon version of the Focus, the higher the 'Active'variant, and the sporty 'ST'model. Focus, last year was Ford's second most popular model herhjemmne with 2704 copies sold.