The upcoming year is going to bring us a new technologically advanced 2017 Ford Fusion vehicle. The Ford Fusion is a family sedan vehicle which took over after the Taurus was discontinued. It made its debut in 2006 and completely replaced and in fact overshadowed the Taurus by offering great driving dynamics and a very impressive design to boot.
The 2017 year model is going to be its second generation year vehicle and is going to be designed as a sports sedan model. The new vehicle is actually going to broaden the lineup a bit as it is getting ready to introduce some new luxury car items and features.
The Ford Fusion may not look that much updated at first glance, but the fact is that this model has gone through a lot. There is actually much going on under the hood and inside the car that makes the update possible. Besides the base version of the Fusion, Ford is making also the Fusion Hybrid and the Fusion plug-in hybrid available as well as the future models that are released this year.
These models are actually sacrificing its comfort and luxury a bit in order to enhance its fuel efficiency, but that is actually what they are aimed to do. The Platinum version is a high-tech wonder with all sorts of high-end features and equipment items added while the Sport series has an updated V6 powertrain that makes it unique in the lineup. Keep reading about the new 2017 Ford Fusion right here in this review and check out the newly released pictures as well.
2017 Ford Fusion exterior
The styling update for the 2017 Ford Fusion adopts an evolutionary formula that has been done for the car. They have taken something out of the new Aston Martin and actually put it on this car making it sleek and vaguely similar to this car. The grille has been transferred from the previous model and has been carried over here but the headlamps have been updated with some LED features and some accent lighting that defies the front end of the car. Also the new trim versions are highly distinguishable from each other and you can easily tell them apart which was not the case with the previous cars. The Fusion V6 Sport trim has the most different look apart from all other trims and is characterized with the unique 19-inch wheels that are added while the black gloss mesh grille is placed in the front and a spoiler at the back. The Platinum trim also has a different type of a grille that differentiates it from other models.
The inside of the 2017 Ford Fusion actually keeps to its traditional look and does not change that much in terms of style. It gets its familiar reconfigurable digital dash which is combined with a thick-rimmed steering wheel and a sporty interior. Newly added is the rotary shift dial seen on the console and they have also declutered the dash by getting rid of the shift lever. The smartphone-style touchscreen is placed front and center on the dash and is used to operate the SYNC system. Of course you can connect the system to your smartphone and make it ten times easier for you to operate it. The redesigned console also provides a lot more room for storage while the Ford’s EcoGuide display, available in Hybrid trims, is going to help and guide the drivers how to hypermile.
The Platinum trim is of course the most highly arranged model with all new plush features. Antiqued leather accents are found on the instrument and door panels, while the steering wheel has hand-stitched Venetian leather. The added pedestrian detection system has been made available for the first time in a Ford vehicle for the North American market and is only available for the 2017 models. Other helpful additions include a lane positioning camera, hands-free parallel and perpendicular parking, Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert, etc.
As they are preparing for a new year, the 2017 Ford Fusion is going to get an upgrade in the engine department. This is mostly aimed at het Fusion V6 Sport term which is getting an upgraded powertrain now. A 2.7 liter V6 with the Ford’s EcoBoost twin-turbo system is able to provide the car with a boost of 325 horsepower. Of course you get it with an all-wheel drive system and active suspension which actually helps reduce the impact of unexpected divots in the road.
The hybrid-electric Fusion vehicles are going to get a 2.0 liter gasoline engine and a eclectic one added as well. it uses a 7.6 kilowatt-hour compact lithium-ion battery which is good enough for a range of 19 miles at full speed. The full range with the combined gas and electric engine is set at 500 miles.
Price and release date
The new vehicle is already scheduled for release. We are going to see the car already available for sale at the end of this year. So an early release of the 2017 Ford Fusion is something that will excite the fans. The prices are going to be similar to the current ones so the base version is going to be about $22,110, the Fusion Hybrid and plug-in Fusion Energi are going to be $25,990 and $35,730.
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