The popularity of crossover-inspired wagons continues to grow and Ford has apparently taken notice. According to Autocar, the automaker is planning to introduce three Allroad-inspired models over the course of the next three years. There's no word on which models will receive the Allroad treatment but likely candidates include the Focus and Mondeo Estate. The latter model would compete with the Volkswagen Passat Alltrack, while the former would battle the Skoda Octavia Scout.

The popularity of crossover-inspired wagons continues to grow and Ford has apparently taken notice.

According to Autocar, the automaker is planning to introduce three Allroad-inspired models over the course of the next three years.  There's no word on which vehicles will receive the Allroad treatment but likely candidates include the Focus and Mondeo Estate.  The latter model would compete with the Volkswagen Passat Alltrack, while the former would battle the Skoda Octavia Scout.

The third model remains a mystery but Ford Europe Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Barb Samardzich told the publication it doesn't necessarily need to be a wagon.  As she explained, "You could even include vehicles you might not think about doing it to, like the Fiesta. You put some black cladding in the right spots, roofrack it, and get it looking a lot more active."

An off-road inspired Fiesta might sound comical but Volvo recently expanded its lineup to include the S60 Cross Country.  Originally unveiled at the 2015 North American International Auto Show, the model features plastic body cladding, faux skid plates, and a revised suspension that provides an additional 2.5 inches of ground clearance.

Source: Autocar

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