Originally Posted by GhiaFan
When Alan Mulally took over the helm , one of his goals with the One Ford is to get all divisions globally in the same time frame with new and refreshed models. Plus do shorter model runs, and try and get into a 5 year lifespan per design, and keep the design fresh with face lifts every 3 years, of course depending on market conditions and model sales numbers.
Hi, I wish, the replacement for our Mk4 Mondeo, and what you already have as the Fusion, was slated for 2013, making it six years from 2007, that had a facelift in 2010 but very minor cosmetic one. However it now looks increasingly like we might get it in 2014 well beyond 5 years. But the delay is, as you say, due to the market in Europe and that Ford have decided they will close Genk where the car is built.