2023 Ford Edge(Fusion Active)

Ford SUV Prototype Spied, Could Revive Fusion Moniker

As part of the radical shakeup, the Blue Oval has also discontinued the Fusion along with its Lincoln-badged platform twins. Be that as it may, there is hearsay the Fusion will return in the guise of a jacked-up utility vehicle inspired by the low-slung Evos crossover for the Chinese market.

Produced by the Dearborn-based automaker’s joint venture with Chang’an Automobile, the Evos mid-size crossover still hasn’t been detailed in depth even though it was presented last year at the Shanghai Motor Show. Based on the 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder turbo, eight-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel-drive layout, it’s likely based on the C2 that replaces the CD4 platform of the Fusion, Taurus, MKZ, and Continental.

Given these details, have a good look at the heavily-camouflaged prototype the carparazzi have recently spied near the Dearborn R&D center in Michigan. Evos-inspired styling cues are obvious, but on the other hand, we’re looking at a boxy wagon-esque vehicle rather than a coupe SUV.

Reportedly named Fusion Active according to unverified reports, the indirect successor of the Fusion four-door sedan features a more upright rear end and a more rugged front-grille motif. Although it looks properly large in most photos, the carparazzi are telling us it’s smaller than the Explorer.

Considering that Ford intends to kill off the long-in-the-tooth Edge in 2023, the mid-size utility vehicle with two-row seating could be replaced by the Fusion Active. The footprint is just right for the newcomer to slot between the front-/all-wheel-drive Escape and rear-/all-wheel-drive Explorer too.

Source: www.autoevolution.com

The name seems to have been confirmed as Edge


Edge was recently spotted undergoing cold weather testing near the Arctic Circle.

Edge SUV will go on sale next year with an Equator-like front end and distinctive grille. The upscale design continues further back as the Edge features curvaceous bodywork and flush-mounted door handles. Even the greenhouse gets a little pizzazz thanks to a wave-like accent on the C-pillar.

Ford Edge test vehicle spotted without camouflage in US.

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All-new Ford Edge interior with through-screen spy photos exposed.

  • In terms of interior, the new car adopts the latest family-style design style, or an integrated through-screen composed of full LCD instrument + large-size floating central control screen, with a new style of shift lever and four-spoke multi-function steering wheel, the overall look is very young.
  • At the same time, the second and third rows of the car were also exposed.
  • Although they are covered with stricter camouflage, it can be seen that the floor of the second row of the new car is almost completely flat, thereby improving the ride experience.

The new car is expected to be officially launched in April, and the hybrid version is expected to be launched in July.

EcoBoost 2.0T version

Hybrid version

In Parking Garage

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