Jerry York, henchmen for Kirk Kerkorian, has told Automotive News that it is time for Ford (F) to dump Volvo and Mercury. The former car exec said that the No.2 car company should keep luxury operation Lincoln.
York is probably right. Ford has enough problems, Maintaining four brands keeps design and production costs high. Last month, Mercury sales fell 26%. The brand only sold 8,872 cars for the period. Sales of it Grand Maquis were off 51%.
Volvo sales were down 12% for the month
Douglas A. McIntyre