2017 Ford Fusion

The 2017 Ford Fusion is set to undergo a mid-cycle refresh. Photos of the new model have been doing rounds over the internet and have created a lot of buzz. Enthusiasts are eagerly waiting for the launch of the model with high expectation levels.


2017 Ford Fusion Exterior

From our spy shots, it is clear that the 2017 Ford Fusion has only received a slight tweak to its exterior compared to the predecessor model. At the front, the new model spots a wider rectangular-shaped grille that resembles that of the Aston Martin.


It also features large rectangular-shaped laid-back LED headlights and its hood is curved to complete the front look. The front bumper has been slightly reduced and features the body color. Fog lamps are fitted at each corner of the bumper; the corners of its bumper also feature more angular blades. At the rear, the vehicle features a stylish overhang, a pronounced bumper and large taillights with full LED lighting.

At the sides, the window panes feature chrome lining. Generally, the vehicle sits low with a low ground clearance level which has been intentionally done so as to provide the vehicle with a sedan look. Due to its low ground clearance, off-road terrain is a no-go-zone for this vehicle. The Fusion will ride on 8-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels.



2017 Ford Fusion Interior

As of this writing there, has been hardly any information about the interior specifications of the 2017 Ford Fusion. However, we expect Ford to upgrade the interior to a modern look.


According to reliable sources the dash will be redesigned. Rumor has it that the cabin will be upholstered in high quality leather and a touch of matte finish wood trim for a more luxurious interior character. The cabin will also have plenty of leg room and cargo space which will be expanded by folding the rear seats. The automaker has however confirmed that the MyFord touch-screen infotainment system will be replaced with Ford Sync 3 infotainment system.

This is after a great deal of criticism from auto analysts and motorists. The system comes with a 12-speaker Sony audio system, HD radio, 100 volts power outlet in front, remote start stop, cruise control, parking sensors, collision warning, lane keep system and a rearview camera.


Engine Specs and Performance

The 2017 Ford Fusion will be availed in a host of power-trains. The first engine which will be placed in the base S trim will be a 2.5 L, 4-cylinder engine capable of producing 175 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque.

There will also be a 2.0 L EcoBoost engine which will produce 240 hp and 231 lb-ft of torque. This engine will be featured in the Titanium trim. The SE trim will feature the aforementioned drive trains as well as a 1.5 L, EcoBoost engine capable of producing 181 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque.  All engines are likely to be paired with 6-speed automatic transmission.

The Fusion also comes with a hybrid drive-train. The unit will feature a 2.0 L, 4-cylinder engine which will produce 141 hp and 129 lb-ft of torque. This engine will combined with an 88kW motor which features 7.6 kWh lithium-ion batteries. The hybrid power-train will be paired with a CVT system.

As of now, there is no official information about its fuel consumption; however, we believe that the vehicle will improve on the predecessor figures. There are also rumors of a 9-speed automatic gearbox. Keep checking this page for more updates on this vehicle.


Price and release date

The automobile is likely to hit dealer showroom in the May of this year, just Sport edition will be available in second half of 2016.

Its price will vary slightly from the predecessor model and will range from around $ 23,000 for the base model to $34,350 for Sport model, $37,495 for Platinum trim level,  $26,060 for Hybrid model and $34,000 for the Energi plug-in hybrid.

Photo from NAIAS Detroit

Photo from NAIAS Detroit


When it finally hits the showrooms in the second half of 2016, the vehicle will meet the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu, 2016 Nissan Altima, 2016 Volkswagen Passat and 2016 Honda Accord ready to do battle.

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