Ford might have formally killed the Fusion in the USA final summer time in favor of extra worthwhile SUVs and crossovers, however that does not imply that it is the finish of the road for the Fusion nameplate.
In truth, experiences of a rugged, crossover model of the Fusion, allegedly named Fusion Lively, have emerged as early as 2018, and that is most likely our first look of the particular car – albeit nonetheless wrapped in swirly camouflage. These alleged leaked pictures are from cochespias on Instagram, displaying the Fusion Lively earlier than you are alleged to.
As seen on the leaked pictures above, the Fusion Lively carries the acquainted Blue Oval fascia however with a little bit of heft. The concealment failed to cover the slim headlights, although a lot of the particulars aren’t discernable.
Flick through the opposite pictures on the submit above and you will see the crossover from different angles. Because the Ford Fusion Lively is reportedly pegged to change into a Subaru Outback rival, the rear pictures present its lifted wagon nature. In any case, the Outback is virtually a lifted Legacy wagon, so we’re just about seeing the identical sample right here.
Fortuitously, the set of leaked pictures above embody a shot of the Fusion Lively’s cabin. That is the place it will get attention-grabbing because the picture reveals a large horizontal display that spans throughout the fascia. Whereas this isn’t precisely new within the automotive trade, we figured that it is going to be a speaking level amongst lovers and future consumers alike.
We’ll extra seemingly witness the official unveiling of the Fusion Lively crossover inside subsequent yr. Data continues to be scarce at this level, however we can’t be stunned if the lifted wagon will carry a hybrid powertrain or perhaps a totally different identify for the U.S. and European markets.