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ROCKVILLE, MD - DECEMBER 03: General view of the Taurus Top Performers: A Night With The 2010 Ford Taurus event at Dave & Buster's in the White Flint Mall on December 3, 2009 in Rockville, Maryland. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Ford is strongly considering ending production for the Taurus and C-Max Hybrid, according to a report from the Detroit News.

The report comes just days after it was announced General Motors could be discontinuing production for six different cars.

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The Detroit News reported that the production could cease for the Taurus as early as the end of 2018. The C-Max, which hasn’t sold well, is expected to suffer the same fate by early 2019.

The Taurus was originally a mid-sized sedan, but Ford opted to make it a full-size sedan in 2008 in hopes of increasing sales.

The C-Max has been in production since 2003, but slow sales have prompted the company to cease production.

Reuters reported that GM was ending production for six different slow-selling cars, including the Cadillac CT6, Cadillac XTS, and the Chevrolet Impala. Cadillac CEO Johan de Nysschen denied those claims.

Ford is also considering ending production for the subcompact Ford Fiesta.

Ford and General Motors could be turning their attention towards trucks and SUVs since they sell better stateside. Japanese automakers have more success with sedans in America, as cars such as the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord sell better in America than sedans produced by Ford or GM.

(h/t Car Scoops)

Cole Frederick About the author:
Cole Frederick is from a small town in Alabama, and he graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in journalism. He loves all sports - especially football and basketball - and quotes The Office frequently.
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