In Europe, Ford
sells an oversized Ford Fiesta
called the Fusion
. Albeit a roomy and compact car, it hasn't set European hearts on fire and its sales figures have been quite low. This car fits into the subcompact minivan
market, where it competes with the Opel Meriva
, the Fiat
Musa, the Renault Modus
, the Nissan Note
and the new Citroën C3 Picasso
. Europeans can now find people haulers in sizes ranging from the large offerings such as the Chrysler
Minivans or the Renault
Espace to these subcompact models.
There is a rumor
that a new Fusion, possibly called B-Max, could offer a better-sized minivan for Europeans. The name relates to Ford's other minivans, the C-Max (based on the Focus) and the S-Max (based on the Mondeo). The fact is that Ford has just purchased a new manufacturing facility in Romania and the new Fiesta
platform is ready for such a model.
[Source: Le Blog Auto