I was already in a wagon state of mind when, driving home on the Lodge freeway after a stop in downtown Detroit, I spotted a camo’d car with manufacturer’s plates up ahead. It was some kind of hatchback or wagon and it had a Blue Oval on the hatch/tailgate so it was undoubtedly a Ford.
As I passed it, it was obviously a five door wagon. I couldn’t get a great look at the front end because of traffic and because it peeled off onto I-94 but from what I caught in the rear view mirror it looked like the new Fusion’s Aston Martinish front end. Checking what the wagon version of the Fusion’s European cousin, the Mondeo, looks like, and comparing it to what I saw and the one photo that I was able to shoot, I’m pretty sure that this is close to the same car. From the way the hatch splits the taillights and the location of the exhausts, and from what I can make out of the contouring on the mystery car’s flanks, I’ll go out on a limb and say that this is the new Fusion station wagon. Other pics of the new Mondeo Estate fit my recollection of what the car looked like. What say you?
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