According to a recent report, Ford is developing a dedicated hybrid to battle the Toyota Prius.

According to a recent report, Ford is developing a dedicated hybrid to battle the Toyota Prius.

Citing company insiders, Reuters says the model will be introduced in late 2018 and be available exclusively as a hybrid. The car is reportedly codenamed the C240 and is slated to ride on the C2 platform that will underpin the next-generation Focus and Escape.

Little else is known about the model but it will reportedly be available in a variety of body styles. We can also expect several different powertrains including a plug-in hybrid variant.

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