Sedans just don't see the interest that they used to, and Ford isn't the only automaker making those kinds of cuts. I'm guessing that sales of the Mirage haven't been all that impressive over the past few quarters either.
I'm realizing that even more as the weeks go on and news keeps coming out. Overheard talk about the new Ford Escape while at the the dealer, looked it up online and surprise... its getting more sedan like and not the boxy SUV that was light on everyone's wallet. How the times have changed.