The Ford Fusion is definitely one of the most important models of the company. Not only that it marks very good sales result all over the world, but also always comes with many novelties when company makes some modifications. The original model came in 2005 and it was produced until 2012, when second generation was launched. After some time of production, company plans to make some modifications in order to make it competitive until next-generation model comes. The testing model has been spotted already for several times and it seems that it could be launched as 2016 Ford Fusion by the end of year.
2016 Ford Fusion redesign
When this model came in 2012, it was completely adapted to the company’s new design language, started with Focus and Fiesta. The 2016 Ford Fusion will come as refreshed model and it will feature several improvements. Those changes will be very notable and it seems logical because almost all rival models are redesigned or refreshed recently. The testing model is still camouflaged, but it for sure that most of the changes will be on the front end. Beside restyled front fascia, 2016 Fusion will suffer some changes on the side areas such as front doors, which will come without quarter windows. The interior will also come with important improvements. It will come with new control board, new steering wheel and it is expected that current Microsoft SYNC infotainment system will be replaced with Blackberry’s QNX infotainment system.
2016 Ford Fusion engine
Just like the current model, 2016 Ford Fusion will be offered with several EcoBoost units such as 1.5, 1.6 and 2.0 liter engines. The Duratec engines are also expected to stay until next-generation model comes. Hybrid configuration will also remain unchanged. When it is about transmission, there are both manual and automatic 6-speed gearboxes in offer, while hybrid model will use HF35 system. It is important to mention that new 9-speed transmission (co-developed with General Motors) is possible novelty for 2016 Fusion, but this should be taken with big reserve because it is only a speculation.
2016 Ford Fusion release date and price
The exact date of 2016 Ford Fusion is still unknown but it will come by the end of year, while presentation is expected in the near future. The refreshed model will probably keep the same price, which is around 23.000 dollars for the base model.