New sedan unsure for US

Ford engineers have been noticed with a prototype for a redesigned Fusion sedan.

Beforehand considered a hatchback destined to be marketed as a Fusion Lively within the U.S., the newest spy pictures reveal the automotive as a traditional sedan. This implies we’re unlikely to see it bought within the U.S., on account of Ford’s give attention to SUVs, pickups and utilities right here.

The brand new Fusion is a positive guess for the Chinese language market, the place the physique model stays in vogue (China additionally will get a redesigned Taurus sedan). We might additionally see it in supplied in Europe as a redesigned Mondeo—the badge the Fusion was bought with exterior North America.

The automotive is most probably a company cousin to the new Lincoln Zephyr that was unveiled final fall and developed solely for the Chinese language market. This implies it ought to roughly match the Zephyr’s dimensions which embrace a 114-inch wheelbase and 196-inch size.

2022 Lincoln Zephyr

2022 Lincoln Zephyr

The Zephyr shall be supplied initially with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 and 8-speed automated, and the brand new Fusion will possible have the identical. A hybrid powertrain can also be supplied in some unspecified time in the future.

A debut is predicted later this 12 months however we have already got a good suggestion as to the way it will look, because of the comparable design themes to Ford’s Evos crossover which has additionally been developed solely for the Chinese language market.

However what a couple of Fusion alternative for the U.S. market? Ford remains to be anticipated to supply a automobile mixing automotive and crossover components, a kind of soft-roader. Do not be shocked if such a mannequin is badged a Fusion Lively. The Lively designation is what Ford makes use of for soft-roaders it sells abroad, just like the Fiesta Lively and Focus Lively.

Keep tuned for an replace as improvement continues.

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