Ford cancels plans to sell Focus Active in US

The 88th Geneva International Motor Show

The 88th Geneva International Motor Show

That meant that while the United States wouldn't get the Focus, it would get the Focus Active, a lifted, crossover-y version that would be imported from Ford's factory in China. Fewer than 50,000 were planned to be sold.

"Given the negative financial impact of the new tariffs, we've decided not to import this vehicle from China", said Ford's president of North America, Kumar Galhotra, as quoted by The Detroit News. "Our resources could be better deployed at this stage".

"The president's war on the automotive industry is causing a knee-jerk reaction that will only bring higher costs and less choice for consumers", the AutoPacific Inc.'s Dave Sullivan told The Free Press.

Automakers have urged the Trump administration not to impose tariffs on vehicles built in China. But the decision does make the model another symbol of the side effects of Trump's trade war for major manufacturers based both in the USA and overseas. The company is involved in a global restructuring expected to cost $11 billion over the next three to five years.

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Here's what the Ford Focus Active crossover is expected to look like.

Daimler AG cut its profit outlook for this year in June, citing in part an expectation that Chinese customers would buy fewer Alabama-built sport utility vehicles as a result of Beijing's retaliatory tariffs on USA auto imports. If it doesn't receive that exemption, executives have warned that GM could drop that vehicle from its US lineup.

The Trump administration has so far slapped 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods. He has told aides he is ready to impose tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese imports.

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