Spy photographers have managed to snap a few quick shots of the wagon variant of the upcoming 2013 Ford Mondeo/Fusion undergoing testing in the Alps. The lightly camouflaged hauler is our best look yet at how Ford plans to translate the design language from the Evos Concept displayed at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show onto production vehicles. No one is saying whether or not Ford is planning to actually offer a Fusion Wagon in the States, of course. We see that as highly unlikely, though the long-roof lines are plenty becoming on the Australian-based family cruiser.

Ford is likely, however, to keep the Fusion Hybrid alive for the next generation, and we expect it to pack enough efficiency enhancements to give the 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid a run for its battery-operated money.


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      The Bink
      • 3 Years Ago
      Please please please. I just spent 2 weeks in the UK with a Vauxhall Insignia wagon with a 6-speed manual. It seemed like 50% of the vehicles on the road were wagons. I would buy a Fusion wagon with 6-sp manual. Really, my SAAB is dying
      Darnell Robeson
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is just the current Mondeo wagon..a mule obviously....Zach Bowman....did u actually look at the photos before you misinformed your readers?
        Diggz
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Darnell Robeson
        no.. this IS the new 2012 Fusion sir.. what are you talk'n bout? lmao j/k
      Mikjam
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is a mule! The underpinnings might be 2013 Mondeo / Fusion, but the wagon exterior is 100% current Mondeo. Also, the Mondeo / Fusion has no Australian heritage! The Australian Falcon / Territory is a RHD only product with little to no prospect in the long term. The Mondeo wagon is the successor to the Falcon wagon in Australia, which was discontinued due to diminishing sales and cancelling of the long wheel base chassis on which it was based.
      Lachmund
      • 3 Years Ago
      so the new fusion/mondeo is just a facelift of the mondeo?! could be a mule though, but why the new frontend then?!
      Tom Cottage
      • 3 Years Ago
      I want to see the car with an AWD, 6/7-speed!
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Jordan Malcolm
        • 3 Years Ago
        I understand you liking Japanese vehicles but why do you feel it's necessary to bash and degrade every non-japanese vehicle?
        scott
        • 3 Years Ago
        Resale value of the Fusion and initial reliablity/quality that surpasses that of a new Accord suggests otheriwse.
        Synthono
        • 3 Years Ago
        Don't feed the trolls.
        mchlrus1
        • 3 Years Ago
        Please tell me your requirements for a car, and maybe I can Enlighten you on automobiles, and maybe just maybe end your biased mentality. I dare you to try a different car other than your opinion. I would like to read your experience, if any, with non Japanese/Korean that made your opinions so limited in choice. I my self own an Acura TL, Harley V Rod, 84 Cavilier, and 91 Cherokee so I'm not American car biased my self, but I do not rant or discredit quality.
        Lachmund
        • 3 Years Ago
        you continue to fight for no1 troll on this forum, eh?! noone wants your rice pans. you know why? they have no soul!
        • 3 Years Ago
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      ctsmith1066
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's a shame that Americans choose SUVs over wagons. They have roughly the same cargo utility, but they cost less and are more efficient than SUVs. But those suburbanites gotta have their status symbols, don't they?
        Bill
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ctsmith1066
        Wagons are coming back. Hoping to get an outback or forester my self. Pre 2009 of course. But fusion wagon would be great
          flychinook
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Bill
          As much as I would love for wagons to make a comeback, I don't think its happening anytime soon. The Outback is barely a wagon anymore with how tall it got in the last redesign. And the Forester has been a CUV for some time now.
        ZOZ
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ctsmith1066
        Why a shame? I personally do not like wagons but I do not see it a shame if 90% of others drive one or hate them! It's not for me but let it be be fine with many others.
      WillieD
      • 3 Years Ago
      Please bring this over here and have a performance variant with AWD and an Ecoboost V6.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      greenz1977
      • 3 Years Ago
      I would love to see a wagon version of the upcoming Fusion in the US. I went to the Ford dealer to buy a Focus but its wagon version doesn't come here as a proper wagon with a roof rack. In the end I'll probably spend my money at the Subaru dealer to get what I need.
      brian
      • 3 Years Ago
      Old Mondeo + New Front Clip = New Fusion
        Synthono
        • 3 Years Ago
        @brian
        It's called a development mule. Development mules often use parts from older models in order to disguise the new vehicle that's under development. For example, in the early 1990s, the Chrysler LH sedans were dressed as Eagle Premiers while in the prototype stage - you can see the surviving LH mules in the fairly awful drama series Viper, where they were dressed up as police cars. Another famous example is the Ferrari Enzo, which was initially developed using a modified 348 body.
        AndyMidd
        • 3 Years Ago
        @brian
        Agreed. Why are they even disguising it? The back end IS the current Mondeo estate.
        miles
        • 3 Years Ago
        @brian
        In the '90's I saw a Riviera nose on an Aurora @ the tech center in Warren. It was the wackiest looking thing. I was very thankful it was a mule because I like both those cars a lot but combining them is not too pretty.
      onewayroll
      • 3 Years Ago
      If you look at these pic's along side pics of the current gen Mondeo wagon you'll see that apart from the camo on the front end, the two cars are the same. It's obvious the car shown here is purely a mule, that's why only the front end is covered. Google pics and see for yourself.
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