2017 Ford Fusion ST release date, changes, interior – Ford Fusion inherited the family-sedan veil from its legacy of Ford Taurus. When it was originally introduced in the year 2006, its fresh look and the impressive driving dynamics gave it a glamorous and overwhelming appeal among the car enthusiasts. The refurbished second generation which is under prototype stage retains the sport-sedan features while introducing features which are more common in luxury cars. When it comes to car market, main rivals for the new Ford Fusion 2017 will be Nissan Altima, Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Chevy Malibu.
2017 Ford Fusion redesign
There is not much of a difference in the exterior of the incoming Ford Fusion. The present vehicle is well appreciated by its fans and the design team of the Ford Company did not know how to make changes in the present design which will be more attractive than the present enviable shape and style. The frontal fascia of the present car includes laid-back headlamps and Aston Martin grille and they still remain the same without any modification. In a similar way the mid-section and back portion remains unchanged. But the overhangs in the front and the rear are beautifully reshaped and the larger tail lamps and the articulated bumper add manly appearance to the vehicle. The Fusion V6 with its 19-inch wheels looks more distinctive with rear spoiler and the black mesh grille.
New Ford Fusion 2017 interior
The thick rimmed steer wheel and the re-configurable digital dash help the vehicle to retain its natural look. The new rotary shifter in the console eliminates the visual clutter by eliminating the shift lever. The large touch screen console with redundant buttons (for use when wearing glows) controls the SYNC effortlessly. Fusion has the facility to connect to the smart phone via SYNC which helps the uses to unlock the car using their cellphones. Ford’s EcoGuide available in hybrid Fusion models teach the drivers how to hypermile. Antiqued leather is used to carry out the upholstery work of the Fusion platinum’s doors and the instrument panels. Pedestrian detection system is a new technology introduced in this vehicle for the first time. Blind spot monitor, perpendicular and parallel parking assistant, lane deviation detector etc are some of the modern systems that are available in the 2017 Ford Fusion. Fusion Platinum is reserved for those people that look for higher levels of refinement and carftmanship.
2017 Fusion Sport specs
Base SE model comes with 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine that we saw in 2016 year model. It delivers 181 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque. The 2017 Fusion Sport comes with 2.7-liter V6 EcoBoost twin-scroll turbocharged engine which provides 325 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. This model comes only with all-wheel-drive drivetrain. The suspension of Fusion V6 Sport has a pothole detection system to reduce the impacts caused bypot holes. The hybrid-electric Fusion combines a gasoline engine of 2.0 liter with electric motors. The lithium-ion battery gives 19 miles at full speed when the battery is at full charge. Full range of 500 miles is available when gas and electricity are used. It takes only 2.5 hours for charging the Fusion Energi with facility to program charging at off-peak hours. Fusion Platinum and Titanium models come only with 2.0-liter inline-4 EcoBoost engine that produces 240 horsepower and 231 lb-ft of torque. All these engines come paired with 6-speed automatic transmission while only SE models come with FWD drivetrain.
2017 Ford Fusion release date and price
The 2017 Ford Fusion is expected to be ready for release in the last months of this year. It may even delay a few months and take place in the first months of the year 2017. The expected price for the 2017 Fusion starts at $22,110. The starting price of Fusion Energi and Fusion Hybrid plug-in are $35,730 and $ 25,990 respectively.