Photos have been published with a test prototype of the Ford Fusion Active crossover, which passed a series of tests along with the Edge crossover of the 2023 model year in China.
Ford has made it clear that the stylish Evos introduced in China will not be sold anywhere else, but an off-road station wagon with a high fit and similar design elements has been spotted in North America and Europe. It is currently known as Fusion Active, although its official name is not yet known. In the published photos, we see a prototype that has received dense camouflage. It is noteworthy that the Western journalists who took these photos captured two different test versions of the novelty.
“Another version of the novelty, which seems to be larger, has other shaped mirrors installed lower on the doors, and its “belt” line rises near the rear rack.”
Photos of the Edge 2023 model year crossover were recently published on the official website of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China. And I must say that the prototypes noticed are similar to him. The test car has an extra layer around this area to hide the C- and D-struts united by a strangely shaped belt line.
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It is believed that the version of the Edge crossover for the Chinese market will not be sold in North America, since the current generation model will be the last for this country. As previously reported, the Edge in the Chinese version will be significantly larger and will receive three rows of seats, although the seven-seat Edge Plus has existed in the People’s Republic since 2019.
Apparently, Ford is largely abandoning many of its popular enough models to focus on the more popular crossover segment. However, this statement is only partially true, since the company recently updated the Fusion sedan for China, where it is sold as the Mondeo.