DETROIT (AP) — The Ford Taurus, a car that was once America’s top seller, is about to die for a second time.
Blame the full-size sedan’s trip to the salvage yard on the national obsession with SUVs, which comes as Ford is slashing costs to remake itself for a new era of self-driving cars and shuttles. Ford announced the Taurus’ passing on Wednesday as part of major restructuring plan.
The Taurus was the most popular car in America in 1992 with sales of nearly 410,000. It was killed in 2006, only to be resurrected a few years later by a new CEO. U.S. production will come to a halt in March of next year.