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Ford Authority has new photo of what appears to be the new Fusion Crossover. It's expected to use the Ford C2 platform which is used on the Ford Focus, Ford Escape, Lincoln Corsair, Ford Bronco Sport, and the upcoming Ford Maverick pickup.

It's not expected to be electric but I'm curious about how its size will compare to the Mach-E.


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Ford Authority has new photo of what appears to be the new Fusion Crossover. It's expected to use the Ford C2 platform which is used on the Ford Focus, Ford Escape, Lincoln Corsair, Ford Bronco Sport, and the upcoming Ford Maverick pickup.

It's not expected to be electric but I'm curious about how its size will compare to the Mach-E.


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Good news: There are hints it will be electric. A big one is the faux grill, and no sign of exhaust.

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This interesting. Ford Authority is now making the case that this is a vehicle that's going to be made for South America.


Roughly a week later, we captured that very same vehicle on the road, believing it to be a prototype for the 2023 Ford Fusion Active / Mondeo Active. However, that might not actually be the case at all, as we’ve now learned. Ford Authority has reason to believe that the vehicle that was leaked and subsequently spied testing in metro Detroit is not the Fusion Active, but rather a vehicle destined specifically for South America.

Sources tell Ford Authority that Ford was planning a fastback-like vehicle for the South American market built on the B2-E platform. Currently, B-segment vehicles like the Ford Fiesta and Ka ride on the B2 platform, while the “E” likely stands for “evolution” as a modified version of that architecture. For those wondering, the “E” does not stand for “Electric.”

However, with the recent announcement that Ford will cease manufacturing in Brazil entirely, the future of that project is currently up in the air. If this model does make it to production, it would mark a new entry into a whitespace in South America for Ford, slotting above the Ka as another passenger vehicle option for buyers in that region.

There are other reasons to believe that this prototype is not the 2023 Ford Fusion Active as well. The original, piecemeal prototype we spied back in 2019 was a wagon-like crossover, which is what the next-gen Fusion is expected to be. By comparison, this new prototype has more of a sloping rear fastback hatch, which is quite different from the more traditional wagon form we’re expecting for the 2023 Fusion/Mondeo.

In addition, the “swirly” camo present on the car in the new spy photos never gets used on North American prototypes – only on international-market prototypes developed in China and South American. Thus, it’s likely that we aren’t looking at the next Fusion, but rather something entirely different.
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