Ford Fusion Active Set To Blur The Line Between Crossover Coupes And Sportbacks

Ford abandoned plans to bring the Focus Active to America, but the company hasn’t given up on crossover-inspired wagons.

That’s clear today as spy photographers snapped an interesting prototype which has been tentatively dubbed the Fusion / Mondeo Active.
While the model is heavily disguised, it features a stylish grille with a three-dimensional mesh-like pattern. On either side are slender LED lighting units, which are presumably daytime running lights and turn signals.
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The bold design continues further back as there’s sleek bodywork and flush-mounted door handles. We can also see a rakish windscreen which flows into a sloping roof that continues all the way to the rear end. This gives the model a sportback-like appearance and it was presumably done to appease wagon hating Americans.
Elsewhere, we can see large wheels and a generous amount of ground clearance. The prototype also sports roof rails and eye-catching red brake calipers.
The cabin is barely visible in the spy photos, but a revealing image surfaced last month showing a nearly full-width screen. It will likely be broken up into three different sections including a digital instrument cluster, an infotainment system and an entertainment screen for the front passenger. Putting that aside, there were also minimalist air vents and what appeared to be a rotary shifter.
Ford has been tight-lipped about the upcoming model, but previous reports have suggested it could be offered with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission. There have also been rumors about a plug-in hybrid variant, but we’ll likely learn more later this year.

Picture credits: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien for Carscoops


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