Ford developing new midsize crossover to rival Subaru Outback?

The new model is said to serve as a replacement for three European models and will be sold in North America.

Ford is reportedly working on a new midsize crossover that will be positioned as a Subaru Outback rival.

The mystery model will serve as a replacement for Europe's Mondeo, S-Max, and Galaxy, though it will have a global reach including North America, sources tell Autocar.

Described as a high-riding crossover-style wagon, the car is expected to be built upon Ford's flexible C2 platform with a choice of diesel or gasoline powertrains and 48-volt hybrid tech.

The report meshes with a 2018 rumor that suggested Ford may keep the Fusion name alive for a tall wagon. A spokesman appeared to support the theory by noting that the Fusion name already has established awareness with consumers, though he did not explicitly confirm details of plans for an Outback competitor.

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