Ford said today that it is planning to cut a shift at its Michigan Assembly Plant where it makes the Ford Focus compact car and C-Max crossover hybrid because of declining sales of small cars, hybrids and electric vehicles.
A Ford spokesperson said, "all our other plants are doing well. We can't build enough trucks or SUVs."
Consumers just aren’t buying the small vehicles or hybrids.
Sales of the Focus fell 14.5% in March while sales of the C-Max Hybrid fell 22%. For the quarter, the C-Max hybrid is down a whopping 31%.