The new 2016 Ford Fusion will come with new look. With more aggressive design, new interior and old engines it is planed to fight with competition in its highly competitive class. The main rivals of the Ford Fusion 2016 will be Chevy Malibu, Mazda 6, Honda Accord, Volkswagen Passat and Toyota Camry.
2016 Ford Fusion redesign
The 2016 Ford Fusion design will come with small changes comparing to the current model. It will have more aggressive look with new set of head- and tail-lights.. Main characteristic that we can notice from spy photos of new 2016 Fusion is on the side of the car. Front doors of the Ford Fusion 2016 will come without their small quarter windows which mean that they will have a one-piece window. The new Fusion will be built on Ford’s global C/D architecture.
The interior of the new 2016 Ford Fusion will suffer more than any other part of car. It will get a brand new flat-top dashboard and new steering wheel with integrated remote controls. The center console will house the MyFord Touch infotainment system with TFT touch-screen system. The most noticeable detail inside Ford Fusion 2016 is rotary shift knob that will replace standard shift lever.
Ford Fusion 2016 specs
The new 2016 Ford Fusion will have same powerplants that propel the current Ford Fusion. The base model of 2016 Fusion will be powered by 1.5-liter 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine that is able to produce 181 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque. Second EcoBoost engine is 2.0-liter 4-cylinder that produces 240 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. The biggest but the weakest engine will be 2.5-liter 4-inline DOHC that delivers “only” 175 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. When we speak about hybrid and plug-in-hybrid versions they will also be carried over to upcoming Ford Fusion 2016. Those gasoline powerplants will be paired with new 9-speed automatic transmission that Ford and GM develop together. The power will be transferred to front wheels as standard while the all-wheel-drive system will be available only as an option.
2016 Ford Fusion release date and price
The 2016 Ford Fusion release date is not announced but we can expect to see it at the end of next year on some of the US car shows. The price of the upcoming Ford Fusion 2016 will be close to the current Fusion cost – $22,795.