Ford has bad plans for all its sedans in the US. These vehicles are losing the battle against compact hatchbacks and small SUVs. The interest is dropping and the Blue Oval company is considering serious cuts. One of the victims will be the Fusion sedan. But, the latest rumors are indicating that the carmaker plans to keep the nameplate. The Ford Fusion Crossover should succeed the sedan.
Bad sales lead to discontinuation, not only Fusion, but also Focus, Fiesta, and Taurus. Well, Focus already entered the bigger market with Active Crossover platform. The next one to join it is Ford Fusion Crossover. Why does the company turn its sedans into small SUVs? That segment is not only growing, but also wiping the other segments. Fewer sales mean less profit and losses. The ability to adapt to the new era is one of the ways to stay alive. That is exactly why the Fusion is coming as the crossover.
Ford Fusion Crossover Specs
The Ford Fusion Crossover concept is still just a rumor. Fans wish to see its favorite vehicle in production. Since the Focus turned into such model, they believe the Fusion can do the same. Well, Ford also gives some hints that they are thinking the same way. But, it is very important to know what kind of drivetrain it can use.
We already know that the company plans to electrify most of its lineup. The Ford Fusion Crossover could be either hybrid or an EV. It would be strange to make the new vehicle and shortly after to drop its petrol engine. On the other hand, a small SUV could use the same powertrain from the current sedan lineup. But, a hybrid is the likeliest option for Fusion Crossover.
Ford Fusion Crossover or Sport Wagon
The Ford also keeps the possibility to return Fusion as a sport wagon. There are no many competitors in this class. This could be the main reason for the success of the Subaru Outback. Unique design draws buyers. The Ford Fusion Crossover could choose the similar way as its main competitor from Japan.
The sedan segment is dying. But, Ford will do everything to keep their well-known nameplates alive. The hybridization is another option. The company plans to invest billions of dollars into this process, and in the next couple of years, we will see more and more hybrid and electric cars on the streets. One of them could be Fusion or its crossover version. Either way, the Ford has a lot of plans and ideas to keep Fusion in the market. On the other hand, all the car needs to do is to sell itself and make a profit.
Ford Fusion Crossover Release Date
The Blue Oval company is going to unveil their plans soon. But, fans would like to know as soon as possible if Ford Fusion Crossover is coming. With the new Focus Active Crossover on the way, the Fusion could join it in 2020. Also, the plans we heard about solar panels could be used for the prototype of the Fusion station wagon. During 2019 fans will get more info about this vehicle.