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Ford is to close down its operations in Japan and Indonesia and withdraw from the markets.

The US giant will shut its Japanese dealerships and stop selling the Focus, Fiesta and Mustang by the end of this year. The brand also offered the Ecosport, Kuga and Explorer SUVs through its dealers.

Ford also sold two Lincoln models in Japan - the Navigator and MKX SUVs - which will also be withdrawn from the local market.

Ford has had a retail presence in Japan since 1974 but according to Reuters it only managed to sell 5000 cars in 2015, a tiny share of the country’s new-car market. It is thought about 52 dealerships will close and 300 people will be made redundant.

More here: http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/ford-pulls-out-japanese-and-indonesian-markets
 

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I don't know, Ford just doesn't have the same image over there, I don't think they really tried. The ST and RS models would have went down a storm!
 
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