The 2017 Ford Fusion has been spotted testing. Though the information about the new model is scarce at the moment, one thing is for sure – the mid-size sedan will, once it gets released, be a significantly better model. The 2017 Fusion will get a new exterior design, some improvements in the powertrain compartment and a completely improved interior. The appearance of the sedan is going to be less inspired by the Aston Martin looks, and more unique and distinctive for the new car. Also, the 2017 Ford Fusion will resemble the new Taurus, which will have its debut at the Shanghai Motor Show. Despite the fact that the current model was released only a couple of years ago, it seems that the manufacturer believes there is always room for improvement. The new 2017 Ford Fusion should be released by the end of the next year as a 2017 model.
Exterior Updates & Speculations
The 2017 Ford Fusion will come with substantially improved appearance. Though it is hard to say what exactly the new model will look like, since the new exterior design is kept as a top secret, there are some rumors and speculations regarding its new looks. To start with, most of the changes will occur at the front end. The new model will have a revised grille, thus ditching the one Aston Martin-alike. In addition, the headlights will be improved, too, as well as the front bumper. The rear end will also suffer some changes. There are now new taillights, as well a bit revised shape. As for the side looks, the 2017 Ford Fusion will have a changed and now more fluent shape, new chrome details and will most likely lose the corner window at the front. The mid-size sedan will surely look more powerful and attractive than before, probably following some of the design cues which will be revealed with the upcoming Taurus.
2017 Ford Fusion Interior Redesign
As for the interior, the 2017 Ford Fusion seems to be coming with a brand-new cabin appearance. The interior will also be inspired with the new Taurus, and will be drastically different compared to the current one. The sedan will feature a new dashboard and center console, as well as a more impressive design. In addition, the 2017 Fusion will feature a new rotary gear knob, meaning it might get a new transmission. Equipment-wise, the 2017 Ford Fusion is spotted with the Microsoft’s SYNC 3 infotainment system, which means that the announced Blackberry QNX still isn’t ready for use. However, since there is still time until the mid-size sedan’s release, the latter might get offered after all.
2017 Ford Fusion Powertrain: Probably with No Changes
The 2017 Ford Fusion is speculated to keep its current powertrain setup. However, the new model will provide better performance, thanks to the new transmission. Though this hasn’t been confirmed, the sedan will most likely come with a new nine-speed automatic gearbox. This assumption is based on the fact the sedan now has a new rotary gear knob. The new transmission will improve the model’s performance, especially its precision, agility and fuel consumption.
Estimated Release Date
The 2017 Ford Fusion will probably be released during 2016 as a 2017 model. Pricing and other specs will be announced later.