In a statement Sunday in the wake of tweets by President Trump, Ford said production of its Focus Active hatchback won’t be coming back to the U.S.
On August 31, Ford announced it was canceling plans to ship the Focus Active to the U.S. from China – citing new tariffs on Chinese imports.
Then on Sunday, Trump tweeted, “This is just the beginning. This car can now be BUILT IN THE U.S.A. and Ford will pay no tariffs!”
In its statement, Ford said, “It would not be profitable to build the Focus Active in the U.S.,” citing meager sales forecasts for the Focus Active in the states.
For now, Ford simply won’t sell the vehicle in the U.S.