I also love the Mondeo's headlights including the cool turn signals. Another feature I would love to see make it's way to the Fusion is the Mondeo's black roof. Looks great. (IMHO)My brother was just here in Estonia visiting me for the past 2 weeks, and was freaking out with the numbers of Mondeo, Focus and other brands wagons and 5 door cars.
He is a Ford sales consultant at a dealership in Ottawa Canada. He is very frustrated that he does not have the 5 door and wagon Fusion available, as he is asked every week by customers why is Ford not offering these two variants in Canada. And he gets more requests for the wagon with Focus shoppers. It drives him NUTS.
He also was freaking out how nice the Mondeo's LED headlamps look.
My brother's oldest daughter (25 years old) fell head over heals in love with my Focus wagon. She has been driving Focus & Mazda3 hatches, and keep bugging her Dad why in the **** can't she buy a Focus wagon.
just-imhoThe Hatchback that doesn't look like a Hatchback...
...The Hatchback is the only Mondeo with a full glass roof which is where the black roof comes from. I do believe Fusion needs that full glass roof to compete on the high-end considering there are several other models with this feature already, although I realize Ford is holding back on this stuff for their Lincoln brand. I'm hoping we see some major feature upgrades for Fusion in the next update however, I'm expecting to see standard LED headlamps for example.
If I recall, Chrysler did fairly well with the Dodge Lancers/Chrysler LeBaron GTSes and later Dodge Shadow/Plymouth Sundance.The Hatchback that doesn't look like a Hatchback is a unique cultural preference in certain markets, it would not sell well in the US and add to the cost and complexity of manufacturing and stocking a vehicle that is starting to see slow growth anyway.
2b2 ...re: this and some other "Why don't they...?" posts lately imho a lot of what FoMoCo doesN'T do is -- cuz they don't HAVE to...'Murcans will buy what they're TOLD to -- cuz they can force us to spend more on a Cuv :facepalm:[/QUOTE said:Any manufacturer that thinks they can sell me a CUV instead of a much sleeker and more stylish car has another thing coming.
I play in a band and have gear to haul to shows. I sure that makes me the perfect CUV customer in the eyes of more bean-counting auto execs, but I'm also a very 'visual' type of person...if it doesn't look good or at least unique and interesting, I don't care.
I was so disappointed when the Jaguar XE kept its fastback bodystyle but lost its hatch utility when it went into production, resulting in a mail-slot of a trunk opening...
No, the sooner the CUV fad ends the better, because every dollar that goes into the development/production of those kinds of vehicles is money lost for making more interesting cars.
Several of my friends have went from Focus wagons to Subaru Outbacks. One is back in a Fusion now because he hated the CVT transmission, and he would have bought a Fusion wagon if they made one.I feel for you :crying2: I really do not think there is a hop in **** that Ford will bring back the wagon for North America. The anti wagon mentality is just too strong from forum posters and what appears to be threatened CUV/SUV owners.
Mondeo wagon is a beauty that is for sure
Yep... American car manufacturers think we're all just a bunch of 'muricans who want bigger and taller pickups.Biggest difference in the automobile Euro market and North American is that the Euro customers have multiple vehicle choices. All shapes and sizes.
You do understand that Ford in the US offers more vehicle choices than Ford in any other market...not to mention Lincoln...so how does that work?Biggest difference in the automobile Euro market and North American is that the Euro customers have multiple vehicle choices. All shapes and sizes.
Except they only offer the fusion as a sedan and more than half their offerings are crossovers, SUVs, and pickup trucks...You do understand that Ford in the US offers more vehicle choices than Ford in any other market...not to mention Lincoln...so how does that work?
this is where/why I question just how many models OneBrand can effectively representExcept they only offer the fusion as a sedan and more than half their offerings are crossovers, SUVs, and pickup trucks...
But in the EU, any Ford North American vehicle is available via Importers with minimal adjustments done to meet EU regs.You do understand that Ford in the US offers more vehicle choices than Ford in any other market...not to mention Lincoln...so how does that work?