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post #111 of 190 (permalink) Old 04-25-2018, 11:02 AM
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What happened to this?

http://autoweek.com/article/car-news...lighter-fusion



If they had done that to their whole car lineup they wouldn't be struggling in that area.
Ahhh yes, the light weighting, downsizing DOE study. Great exercise that has spawned other studies and lessons learned.

But, that's all it was, a study. Nobody is interested in an expensive family sedan, to save a few percents in fuel.
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I admit that I think the Fusion/Focus situation will end up with the Focus being an extended lineup, with some packaging shenanigans allowing for a feasible Fusion successor off of the new platform. While midsize sedans are still a good-sized chunk of the market, Ford arguably doesn't need two mainstream sedans, and building around one that gets higher MPG numbers has some logic to it. As much as I'm sick-to-effing-death of the growing CUV trend, I said the same things about most FWD vehicles and wagons being replaced by SUVs that never leave asphalt...so I'm aware that I'm an outlier to the market.

I'm starting to take on an attitude similar to what Porsche and other performance brand fans have: the CUVs make money that guarantees the continued existence of my preferred performance vehicles, so...I guess they're not entirely evil. That said, if the "Outback-esque" Focus wagon comes over here, I'll be fuggin' overjoyed.
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Is this official? From where? Is interesting



If this picture is official, confirm the name Maverick for the Baby Bronco. The Mach1 is a mistake, everybody knows that the Ford EV will have another name. The Focus Active is dead . There is the compact pick up truck based on the Focus... What is the Escape Max? A 7 seats Escape? First notice of this vehicle. Is the Fusion Active the future Mondeo Wagon Active, or another crossover based on it?

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no not official... my guess
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Is this official? From where? Is interesting



If this picture is official, confirm the name Maverick for the Baby Bronco. The Mach1 is a mistake, everybody knows that the Ford EV will have another name. The Focus Active is dead . There is the compact pick up truck based on the Focus... What is the Escape Max? A 7 seats Escape? First notice of this vehicle. Is the Fusion Active the future Mondeo Wagon Active, or another crossover based on it?
The silhouettes and page ARE from Ford. The names below them are not - they're just guesses by someone who put the names over the image.
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http://www.autonews.com/article/2018...tang-crossover

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If that's the C-EV then they've completely changed the design since Uncovered. It looks like they took the Mustang rear view and drew a lift gate line round the C-Pillars. Those rear lights do not belong on a non-Mustang.
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Hmmm

But anyway, this give you a better sense of the low and aggressive proportions of the Mach1 utility. Maybe they better stick with Mach1 after all...if this is the look.

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Ford is giving me the reason... Ford needs a Mustang sub-brand. If the EV crossover looks almost the half this render looks, that vehicle deserves to receive the Mach1 name.
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