Ford is set to reveal the new 2013 Ford Fusion and it looks like they have stolen the front end of any Aston martin including the fugly Cygnet. When we first saw the new fusion we were shocked by this bold patent infringement on the part of ford but now we can understand what they are trying to do. After all an Aston Martin has to be considered one of the most beautify cars on the face fo the earth. So if ford wants to offer me Aston type looks in a package that I can afford then well done ford and look out Camry, Accord, and Sonata because Detroit is coming after your top spots in the mid size category.
Ford will be selling the car with a variety of power train options including on hybrid model that is slated to achieve 44 mpg (5.3 L/100km) in the city and 47 mpg (5 L/100km) on the highway. A 2.5-liter 4-cylinder will be the only non-turbo engine available and it is tuned to output 170hp and 170 lb-ft of torque which should motivate the entry level Fusion. Fords 1.6-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder with direct-injection and turbocharging that gets a non-hybrid class-leading 26 mpg (9 L/100km) city and 37 mpg (6.4 L/100km) on the highway, will be engine choice number two. With the EcoBoost 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo as a performance option making 237 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque, with an AWD option available.
Ford is continuing with its one Ford mantra as the Fusion will be the cars name plate in North America only with the rest of the world receiving the car as a Mondeo. Ford adopted this successful approach 2 years ago with the launch of the Fiesta and hasn’t looks back since. We personally love the new European tuned suspension that they one Ford cars have and hope that this fusion can live up to and carry the legendary Mondeo name.
The cars a slated to be packed full of Fords technology including Adaptive Cruise control, blind-spot monitoring and active park assist. On the interior you will find Fords SYNC and MyFord Touch controls as well as segment leading items like Lane Keeping System. The later is a first in the mid-size sedan class and houses a camera to read the road ahead and then signal to the driver if they are drifting out of their lane. We’re not sure how this will work if you don’t use your indicator lights on the highway but it could help wake a sleepy driver or two over the models life cycle.
Hey Ford, the car looks great but if bump into an Aston Martin Executive while at the North American International Auto Show, just say thank you and slowly walk away looking at the floor because you are ripping off their front end design.