2016 Ford Fusion
This mid-size sedan originally came in 2005 as 2006 year model. Nowadays, it is one of the best selling mid-size cars and definitely one of the most important models for the company. The original model was in production until 2012, when the second generation came. Redesigned model came in completely new style, which continues Ford’s Global Car strategy, started with Focus and Fiesta. Recently, new test model has been spotted and it all indicates that company prepares a mid-cycle refreshed version of this sedan, which will probably come as 2016 Ford Fusion.
2016 Ford Fusion changes
Although this model debuted in 2012 it already needs improvements in order to remain competitive to models such as Accord, Passat, Camry etc. because all these models came redesigned recently, so company has to make some modifications. The testing model, which is expected to come as 2016 Ford Fusion, still wears a camouflage. Beside expected modifications on the front end, it will also get some other changes such as, for example, restyled front doors which will now be without those small quarter windows. Interior will suffer even bigger changes. It will come in a completely new style with more upscale feel, higher-quality materials and new matte-finish wood trim. The 2016 Ford Fusion will get redesigned control board, new steering wheel and upgrade MyFord Touch infotainment system. However, there are also rumors that Microsoft SYNC infotainment system will be replaced with Blackberry’s QNX infotainment system.
2016 Ford Fusion engine
According to the latest information, company will offer completely the same line-up of engines as for the current model. The 2016 Ford Fusion will be available with two Duratec 4-cylinder and three EcoBoost 4-cylinder engines (1.5, 1.6 and 2.0 liter). When it is about hybrid variant, it will be powered with the same system that was introduced with second-generation model, which uses lithium-ion instead of nickel-metal hydride batteries. When it is about transmission, current model uses 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic, CVT and Ford HF35, that is used for hybrid models. However, we noticed that testing model features new Chrysler/Jaguar-like rotary shift knob, which indicates that the 2016 Fusion might be one of the first Ford products to get the new nine-speed automatic transmission co-developed with GM.
2016 Ford Fusion release date and price
We expect that this refreshed version will be presented very soon. It will enter the market probably late this year as 2016 Ford Fusion. The price is expected to remain pretty much unchanged. Current model starts at around 23.000 dollars.
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