Needless to say, we're disappointed.
The Ford Evos, a wagon-like crossover developed entirely in China, debuted at Auto Shanghai this week with an extremely cool widescreen display measuring 3.6 feet and bold exterior styling that'd make anyone reconsider a Ford Edge crossover. Will the Evos come to the US as a Fusion/Edge replacement? After all, it's been rumored the Edge will be dropped after the current generation is retired. The short and final answer is 'no.'
The question regarding the Evos' potential US and European market feature was posed to Ford's North American Product Communications chief Mike Levine on Twitter, and his response was quite clear.
"Evos is for customers in China only. There are no current plans to offer it elsewhere."
Ford will instead be more than happy to sell you a Mustang Mach-E which shares aspects of the Evo's wagon meets SUV exterior design. The Evos could have potentially been a good replacement for the just-discontinued Ford Mondeo and Mondeo Wagon, the Fusion's European twins, though the wagon body style never made it stateside.
Ford still isn't saying which platform underpins the Evos, meaning it could be impossible for Ford to export it even if it wanted to because said architecture may not be homologated for anywhere else but China. We were also rooting for the Evos because it has the potential to be a Subaru Outback rival.
It'd have to have all-wheel drive, of course, but, again, Ford hasn't confirmed this. The Bronco Sport's arrival combined with the recently redesigned Escape (both share a platform), makes us wonder whether the mid-size Edge is still necessary. Slotted just above it is the Explorer whose base price is only $1,200 more. Redesigning the Edge, which now dates back to 2015 and was refreshed for 2019, may not be good enough.
Redefining the midsize crossover SUV segment in some capacity might be the better choice because the segment is immensely crowded and competitive, hence our desire to have the Evos.