Unofficial sources told that Ford will launch no new Mercury models fter the 2012 model year. The first model will be the Milan midsize sedan as it will get a midcycle refresh early next year.
Models like the Sable, Grand Marquis and recently refreshed Mariner will continue until roughly the 2011/2012 model year as well.
The news is not such a big surprise as Mercury has been absent from the auto show scene for quite some time.
On the other hands, according to Automotive News, Mark Fields, Ford’s president of the Americas, said on Monday that Mercury brand is an important part of the U.S. automaker’s line-up and the company is continuing to invest in the nameplate: "It is an important part of the stable of brands," Fields told reporters at an event promoting the new Lincoln MKS sedan in suburban Detroit.