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Next-Gen Ford Fusion, Mondeo To Feature Mach-E Inspired Tail Lights

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The Ford Fusion was officially discontinued in North America at the end of July 2020, while Europe’s version of the sedan – the Mondeo – will follow suit in that region at the end of March 2022. However, the next-gen Ford Fusion or Mondeo will be returning as both a sedan and crossover-like wagon/hatchback. Recently, our spies captured photos of the next-gen Ford Fusion back in May wearing heavy camo, though earlier this month, we got our first look at the sedan’s exposed rear-end, which wears a set of Ford Mustang Mach-E and Ford Mustang-inspired taillights.

As we can see in these photos, the taillights present on this next-gen Fusion/Mondeo prototype feature long horizontal strips, just like the Mach-E, though on this model, those strips are located above three vertical notches – not through them, as is the case with the EV crossover. The strips curve down around the outside of the taillights, while a single bar spans the entire width of the rear end – a popular styling treatment these days.

What’s more, the next-gen Fusion’s taillights will also be clear when they’re not in use and will light up red when the lights are turned on or the brakes are applied. This is yet another feature we’ve been seeing more and more on present-day vehicles, which lends a more modern appearance.

Other than its taillights, the next-gen Fusion shares much of its exterior styling with another Blue Oval model – the China-only Ford EVOS crossover, though it features a lower stance. The overall look is more reminiscent of a liftback like the outgoing Mondeo than a high-riding SUV or crossover, too.

For now, the next-gen Fusion/Mondeo sedan is being earmarked for China – just like the production version of the Lincoln Zephyr Reflection concept – and it’s currently unclear if it will be available in other markets, though Europe and North America will likely get the more rugged Active variant.

We’ll have more on the next-gen Fusion/Mondeo soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Fusion/Mondeo news and continuous Ford news coverage.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. Michael G

    Soon will be replacing my 2017 Fusion Sport. If it is made in China I will be buying a vehicle from someone else.

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    1. Ford Owner

      It may be assembled in China but it is a U.S. design and brand. Ask all the iPhone owners if they care that their phones are assembled by Foxxcon in China. You probably own several major appliances , even tools that were “made in China”. Or do you prefer a Japanese car assembled in the U.S.?

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      1. Tigger

        Whoopee a US design that creates a dozen or so jobs here. The cell phone example is a poor one. A cell phone costs perhaps $500? This buggy will cost $35k+.

        Besides, Ford has capacity at Flat Rock.

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        1. Mark L Bedel

          It won’t be sold here in the US anyway, so why spend the time and $$$ to ship them to China where they’re probably be sold anyway?

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          1. Tigger

            Article said that the Active variant may be sold here.

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  2. Roy Chile’s

    Why ? It’s not apart of the Mustang family

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    1. Tigger

      It may very well be. Ford is more or less consolidating its nameplates. You will still have the same array of vehicles in the showroom, but the Edge may be called some variant of Explorer for example.

      Reply
  3. JE

    The tail lights are inspired on the Mustang. The Mach-e tail lights are a copy of the Mustang tail lights. The best of all is that the Fusion/Mondeo is not another boring cookie cutter SUV or crossover but a sedan/hatchback.

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    1. Roy Chile’s

      The So call Fusion / Mondeo is not part of the Mustang family and will not show up here as one period. FORD will build a 4dr Mustang sedan b4 you see the return of a Fusion

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  4. Stephen Ketterer

    It’s got 4 digits, not 3, so it’s not a Mustang tail light.

    The population is going insane.

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  5. RickyB

    Wanting to buy another Fusion Sport. After they finally made a good Fusion they discontinued it. Not available here in the US anymore. So it’s time to go to Chevy.

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    1. Michael G.

      Caddy or maybe Honda/Toyota/Kia.

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      1. Roy Chile’s

        We still have Cadillac and Chrysler they will build future sedans

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  6. Arcee

    What are you going to buy from Chevy? The Malibu is reportedly done in 2 years. Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, and KIA will basically own the mainstream midsized sedan market. Even Mazda axed the Mazda6 sedan and VW discontinued the Passat after 2022.

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