Let’s meet again the new (Chinese) Ford Taurus.
Since our next Focus will be made in China, I was wondering if Ford was rethinking the idea of offering the new Taurus in the US.
Yes, the “old” Taurus is still on sale in the US. At a starting price of $27 345.
(About $1000 less than its closest competitor, the Chevrolet Impala. )
And amazingly enough, they sold over 44 000 of them last year!
Not bad for a car most people think is discontinued.
So really, why not bring the Chinese made one over here?
The Chinese made Buick Envision is on its way to about 45 000 sales in the US for 2017.
So I guess that’s a number where they do make money.
Sure, the large sedan market is shrinking. But 44 000 units is 44 000 units.
An all new model would also probably sell more. For at least a year or two.
I guess one way or another, most cars we buy will end up being made in China. Like everything else.
This might actually push car makers to sell us models that don’t have to be super popular here, since they already makes such a profit on them in China?
Could this, in a weird way, bring back niche models?