Report: Ford Fusion to Become Crossover Sport Wagon

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, Automotive Editor - July 12, 2018

Ford shocked the industry when it announced that it would be killing the majority of its lineup of small cars in the United States as a way of appealing to more consumers that want crossovers and SUVs. While the Fusion is set to stick around for a while, a new report by Bloomberg claims that the moniker will live on in a sport wagon to compete against the Subaru Outback. Oh, how times have changed.

The outlet states that a spokesman confirmed that the Fusion name would continue on despite the sedan's impending death in the next few years. Two unnamed sources told Bloomberg that the Fusion moniker will live on in a wagon with the same underpinnings as the soon-to-be-dead sedan variant. The Fusion wagon would theoretically arrive at the beginning of the next decade, which is when the sedan is set to officially go out of business.

While the plan may sound far-fetched to some, Ford has something similar in mind for the Focus. Under its radical plan, the sedan and hatchback body styles of the model will be killed off, making way for a crossover-wagon-like vehicle called the Focus Active.

As Bloomberg reports, Ford spokesman Mike Levine confirmed that the automaker will “likely continue to use the name because of its awareness, positive imagery and value with consumers.” Levine didn't provide any information on upcoming products.

, Automotive Editor

Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia, but now calls Detroit home. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new food, wrenching on his car, and watching movies.