Ford, the leading auto manufacturer in the United States, has unveiled the redesigned version of the current Fusion at the 2016 Motor Show in Detroit for the model year 2017. The existing Fusion was earlier introduced for the model year 2013 and it was considered a reasonable-styled vehicle in its category. The 2017 Ford Fusion, which is the second-generation vehicle of Fusion series, will set the same design and styling in the sensible size sedan segment.
However, in recent years, there is a heavy competition in the auto industry, so Ford has designed its 2017 Fusion with attractive external and luxurious internal features to vie competently with its rivals. The new model Fusion has been designed by keeping the comfort and safety of the occupants and the vehicle in mind. Performance and fuel competence can be improved successfully because the new vehicle will be offered with four engine options.
2017 Ford Fusion Concept, Exterior
Even though the next gen Ford Fusion is covered up, a leaked picture has exposed its some of its external elements that are equipped in its front part and back fascia. It is observed that the new vehicle is expected to come with slimmer headlights, an edgier grille and a redesigned front bumper. All the lighting arrangements, such as taillights, headlights, and fog lights are designed with the LED expertise to offer it an attractive and luxurious front and back look.
The side profile of the new vehicle remains the same, while the back end would come equipped with modernized taillights and a redesigned bumper. Buyers can anticipate the new model vehicle with more commanding equipment on its signature styling, possibly despite persevering some external styling of the 2015 model Mustang.
2017 Ford Fusion Interior
Ford has not yet revealed the internal modifications and the features. It has been designed with the similar dashboard layout as that of the outgoing model. However, the gear stick will be changed with a rotary dial module. The luxuriousness of the cabin is established by the well-defined seats that are upholstered by premium fabrics and buyers can expect the cabin with artistic interior trims. The infotainment system of the vehicle is expected to be upgraded with the most up-to-date Ford SYNC 3 system. The center console, which is placed beside the dashboard, will also be upgraded and it is also being uttered by one or two sources that a nine-velocity computerized transmission will be incorporated.
As far as the level of the Sync Infotainment System of the new vehicle is concerned, it is expected that Ford would change its current Microsoft brand to Blackberry. Concurrently, quite a lot of varied budding outcomes are available in addition.
Some of the present new Ford Fusion 2017 safety features that come with the new Ford Fusion comprise:
Adaptive cruise control.
Active park assist.
Blind spot monitors.
A rearview camera.
Lane keeping system.
Lane departure warning.
New Ford Fusion 2017 Engine, hybrid, mpg
The automaker is going to equip the sedan with four dissimilar engines, which includes three conventional engines and one hybrid motor. A 4-cylinder engine with the displacement of 2.5 liters will be the base engine with an essential power output and torque output of 175 HP and 175 pounds for each foot respectively.
Another four-cylinder mill with the fuel capacity of 2.0 liters will be used to power the 2017 Ford Fusion Titanium model of the new Fusion. This EcoBoost engine will offer the new vehicle the essential torque and power outputs of 231 pounds for each foot and 240 HP respectively.
The third engine that would power the SE model of the new vehicle would be a 1.5-liter displacement EcoBoost motor with four cylinders. This would deliver the vehicle 181 HP of topmost power and 185 pounds for each foot of uppermost torque.
All the models, except the Titanium model, will be coupled with a six-paced automatic gearbox, whereas the Titanium model would get an additional paddle shifter with the same gearbox. Both all-wheel drive mode and front-wheel drive system will be offered to the 2017 model Fusion.
The 2017 Ford Fusion hybrid model will also be introduced with a non-hybrid engine and a with a hybrid engine. The non-hybrid model comes equipped with a four-cylinder Atkinson mill with the fuel capacity of 2.0 liters to get the necessary power and torque of 141 HP and 129 pounds for each foot respectively.
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On the other hand, the hybrid model comes equipped with an 88kW motor and it will be combined with a continuously variable gearbox. On the contrary, the engine of the plug-in models will be paired a pack of lithium-ion battery of capacity 7.6 kWh, whereas the standard hybrid models will be paired with an electric motor of capacity 1.4 kWh.
The less fuel capacity engine of the 2017 Fusion will offer an average mileage of 28 mpg, whereas other two motors offer an average mileage of 26 mpg. The hybrid model will be capable of covering 19 miles with the electric power with the mileage of 42 mpg.
Release date and the price
With the base Ford Fusion 2017 price of $ 36,000, buyers can get all models during the end of 2016.
2017 Ford Fusion photos
New Fusion Sport at Vancouver International Autoshow 2016, photos by Rayn D