As far as the station wagon is concerned, North America doesn’t like them as much as they did when the Nation Squire and LTD Country Squire were still around. However, with Subaru and Volvo offering the Outback and Cross Nation without excessive effort, the Ford Motor Company is tempted to get back in the game.
To this effect, the Fusion nameplate is expected to be provided to a sporty-styled all-roader that would replace the sedan in 2021. Bloomberg is mentioning “individuals knowledgeable about the automaker’s strategies” regarding this development, and when you think of it, Ford would be silly to phase out the Fusion nameplate after investing so much in it.
2021 Ford Fusion Wagon Reports
The two individuals who told Bloomberg about the future product strategy started to eagerly anticipate “a high-roofed hatchback built on the very same mechanical underpinnings” as the Fusion we have today. You know, the one that bears the name of Mondeo in Europe — mentioning which, the Mondeo is offered as a long roof too.
When you think of it, every piece falls into location completely. An existing platform and body style, minimal financial investment in research study and development, and the excuse to call it what it isn’t. More to the point, Subaru describes the Outback as a crossover SUV, not the wagon sibling of the Legacy.
Coincidence or not, a European-looking prototype was spied testing in Michigan in September 2017. Complete with a producer’s license plate and a customized exhaust system, that is.
Even though heaven Oval doesn’t comment on products up until now into the future, spokesman Mike Levine did mention that Ford will “likely continue to use the name since of its awareness, positive images, and worth with customers.” The Fusion needs to thank brand equity for its survival, in addition to the millions after countless dollars that Ford poured into making the Fusion a family name in the U.S.
As a brief refresher, the Taurus and Fiesta will be phased out from the lineup in March and May 2019. Around that duration, the China-built Focus Active should make its appearance. The Fusion sedan, on the other hand, will retire right before the Fusion wagon will appear in 2021.
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