Ford Ends the Excursion

Ford Expansion, Ford Exploitation, Ford Exposition, Ford Exclamation — it's heard all the jokes, and still doesn't give two Tahoes. But, after five years of disappointing sales, Ford is pulling a (really big) sheet over the giant corpse and calling its death. The last model will roll off Ford's Louisville assembly line later today. Though excoriated by detractors as the "Ford Valdez" and exposited by trailer-pulling fans as the toughest, most powerful SUV for the money, in the end, Ford just couldn't exculpate the Excursion from its excruciating performance in the marketplace. Ex post facto, however, Ford is reportedly building an extended Expedition to extol. Excellent.

Out of Gas [The Detroit News]

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