Re: Ford Fusion Is Going To Become A Subaru-Fighting 'Sport Wagon'
I think an updated Flex would be a great platform for a PHEV, as having some electric running capacity would help with the inner-city MPG, which is basically the only weakness the Flex has. If it could remain spacious, unique, very usable, and gain several MPG in the process...it's a perfect car for people regularly moving stuff/people around and not needing a CUV to pretend to have an "active lifestyle".
The car is big enough to house the batteries/drivetrain additions...and was never a back-road carver anyway. A hybrid version seems almost too logical.
If GM can justify Buick, and if Honda can justify Acura, we can damned well have Mercury back.