Major Car Manufacturer Discontinues Beloved Model, Price Increase for Hybrid Replacement

A major car manufacturer has made the decision to discontinue one of its popular models, and the prices for its hybrid replacement have seen a significant increase. Analysis of pricing data suggests that the car manufacturer will be phasing out a version of its beloved pickup truck. The price analysis indicates that the F-150 hybrid will now only be available in four-wheel drive, indicating a shift in the company’s offerings.

Previously, there was a two-wheel drive model available, but it seems that it will no longer be produced. The base model of the F-150 will now be the XLT, with a base price increase of over £10,000. The XLT will come equipped with new features, such as a larger display, new safety technology, and 5G wireless connectivity.

While Ford has not officially confirmed that the all-wheel drive system will become the standard for the F-150 hybrid, the pricing data strongly suggests it. This change in direction may impact customers who preferred the two-wheel drive option in previous models.

In addition to the discontinuation of the popular model, Ford’s CEO, Jim Farley, recently acknowledged the challenges of owning an electric vehicle (EV). He highlighted the difficulties in finding and using charging stations, stating that the charging process took longer than expected. However, a Ford spokesperson clarified that Farley’s comments were about the quality of charging infrastructure in the US and not a reflection of the car itself.

This news comes as Ford discontinued the UK’s favorite motor, the Fiesta, in favor of its new Puma, which has been experiencing high sales. Other competitors in the market, such as VW and BMW, have also made the decision to discontinue iconic models from their lineups.

– Cars Direct: Pricing analysis data
– Ford CEO Jim Farley’s post on X