Taurus X, Sable on Death Row

August 11, 2008
2008 Mercury Sable

2008 Mercury Sable

The Detroit News takes the helm of the U.S.S. Obvious this morning, reporting that the Mercury Sable and Ford Taurus X are headed for the end of the road.

The paper says it reviewed documents that show the Sable and Taurus X ending production next year. The notion is that with the Ford Flex in production, Ford showrooms don't need the slightly smaller, slightly less attractive Taurus X crowding it out on the floor. The Sable came back to life just this year--but Ford's new plan for Mercury is for smaller cars and crossovers to complement the biggies over at co-brand Lincoln.

Both vehicles in question are built at Ford's Chicago assembly plant, which will begin building a new Ford Taurus sometime next year.

Ford had no comment to the news story.

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