Ford Reaches End of Excursion

The Daily Auto Insider: Ford has ended production of the giant Excursion SUV.


has ended production of the giant Excursion SUV, The Detroit News reported.

The Excursion was first introduced in 2000 and Ford sold more than 50,000 that year, but sales have slid to 20,000 last year.

Environmentalists called the 19-foot-long SUV, which carried a 44-gallon fuel tank and barely got 12 miles to the gallon, the "Ford Valdez" after Exxon's ill-fated oil tanker, but others liked its size and towing ability.

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Ford has promised it will fill the Excursion's spot in the company's product lineup.

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