Ford deals left hook to right-hook

Ford has pulled out of two right-hand-drive markets in Asia after lacklustre sales in the region. Showrooms in Japan – which is often involved in right-hand-drive business cases with Australia and the UK – and Indonesia will close later this year after the carmaker said it saw “no reasonable path to profitability” in either of the markets. To put the brand’s lacklustre performance into perspective, Ford sold 14 times more cars in Australia (in a market that was down 11.6 percent in 2015) than it did in Japan for the same period.