Ford may close down its Mercury division

Ford may close down its Mercury division

According to recent unconfirmed reports, Ford is planning to close the doors on its Mercury division after 70 years in business. If these rumours are true, Mercury will soon join recently departed American car brands ranging from Plymouth, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Saturn and Hummer.

This news won’t shock many, as motoring market analysts far and wide have been predicting this for the last few years, but Ford has repeatedly denied any plans to cancel its space-themed division when questioned.

Ford clearly can’t keep propping up a failing division with the Mercury brand seeing its sales fall by nearly three-quarters since the year 2000 and now representing less than two percent of Ford’s annual sales. What’s more, Mercury is scheduled to lose two of its four models next year.

According to recent unconfirmed reports, Ford is planning to close the doors on its Mercury division after 70 years in business. If these rumours are true, Mercury will soon join recently departed American car brands ranging from Plymouth, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Saturn and Hummer.

This news won’t shock many, as motoring market analysts far and wide have been predicting this for the last few years, but Ford has repeatedly denied any plans to cancel its space-themed division when questioned.

Ford clearly can’t keep propping up a failing division with the Mercury brand seeing its sales fall by nearly three-quarters since the year 2000 and now representing less than two percent of Ford’s annual sales. What’s more, Mercury is scheduled to lose two of its four models next year.

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