Yeah the whole EV push from the government is really gonna screw things up, wont be long and a real sports car will be no more. Two door four door, wont matter. Ford is putting it's faith in everyone wanting SUV's and trucks, that thinking is gonna biter them in the azz sooner or later. I just read the other day they had a 17 billion dollar lost for 22, makes you wonder how many bought a car from someone else that still offers them. At the rate I'm going with mine, it should be around for atleast another 5 to 10 years before I'm ready for something new, but that only means I might buy a truck, and keep it for a fun ride. I'd like to get a F 150, but with prices being stupid, I'm gonna have to wait.
Blame EVs all you want, but the reality of the situation is that cars have generally never been more expensive than they are now with massive inflation reducing buying power for normal consumers. Add that to the fact that sedans are not popular anymore and it makes sense that the only sports sedans we see anymore are in the luxury category.
The other issue I think is one I can see better from my vantage point as a 20-year-old. My generation is simply not interested in cars. Sure, there are outliers like myself, but the vast majority of my generation sees cars as appliances. Of the ones who are interested in a newer fast car, they can barely afford it with college, $1200 rents, and all the aforementioned pressures I mentioned. It's only because of my unique circumstances that I am able to own one of these cars myself.
No one is buying sports sedans, we know this because no one can really make money on them. Ford couldn't make our cars work, Kia couldn't even make the Stinger work, and the Germans are barely holding on themselves (likely only driven by the social badge snobbery that allows them to inflate their prices.) The reality is that the only thing that makes cars like ours profitable is scale, and if you can't move huge amounts of inventory you can't scale.
As far as sedans in general go, its become an all out blood bath between the Asian automakers. The margins are slim and the investments in continued development and manufacturing are horrendously expensive. Ford has no wish to spend a few billion retooling their factories and developing new sedans when they will just be crushed by the Asian automakers anyways. Better to use that factory space on developing CUVs and trucks, which is the only place they can make money anymore.
It is a really sad reality, but we are witnessing the death of car culture right now. I have serious doubts as to whether I will even be able to teach my kids how to drive, and certainly my grandkids will likely never drive.