The Ford Mondeo, S-Max and Galaxy will be replaced by an...SUV
The Ford Mondeo/Fusion, S-Max and Galaxy are essential vehicles for the oval manufacturer forming the brand's family offer. However, these three cars have their days numbered, reaching the end of their careers and almost certain to not be replaced in their original forms. Rumours are swelling that their replacement could be another SUV.
This ambitious choice would actually be very profitable for Ford. Indeed, the brand is counting on SUVs that are proving to be an insolent success in both Europe and America. This future large SUV will be located above the Kuga and even if its arrival is planned for 2020 - 2021, its development has already begun as shown by these spy photos from Motorautority.
These photos show a very stretched and enhanced Focus SW. We therefore assume that the future vehicle will be rather large in order to fill the void left by the Mondeo, the S-Max and especially the Galaxy. This SUV will be primarily destined for the United States before landing in Europe shortly. It should face other big mainstream SUVs like the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace, the Renault Koleos, the Nissan X-Trail (Rogue) or the Peugeot 5008.
On the technical side, fans of true 4x4s will be disappointed because all-wheel drive would not be on the program. Under the hood would be diesel, petrol and 48v hybrid engines. It would also be based on a new platform that could be adapted as required to accommodate other future models.