Ford's remaining US range will be SUVs and pick-ups, although it might introduce new ‘white paper’ vehicles that the brand describes as combining “the best attributes of cars and utilities, such as higher ride height, space and versatility”.
The changes come amid shifting consumer demand, which has seen sales of SUV models grow and demand for saloons falter.
“We are committed to taking the appropriate actions to drive profitable growth and maximise the returns of our business over the long term,” said Ford CEO Jim Hackett.
“Where we can raise the returns of underperforming parts of our business by making them more fit, we will. If appropriate returns are not on the horizon, we will shift that capital to where we can play and win.”