Ford's recovery plan has hit a snag. Last week the automaker warned that profits this year likely will be less than $2.3 billion, and that the company must eliminate an additional 1,700 white collar jobs.
Sales are soft, especially SUV sales. But that's no reason to scrap the turnaround plan.
To reduce the pain of sagging SUV sales, Ford must make some cars with curb appeal, not just good, sound commodities. And it must speed up hybrids, which consumers clearly want.
Ford should tweak the plan - but stick with it.