2016, Fusion

2016 Ford Fusion Changes and Release Date

February 20, 2015

When Ford introduces the 2016 Ford Fusion, it will have made some major changes to this mid-size sedan. The inside of the vehicle will be redesigned and some major changes will also be done to ensure better performance. Ford is however keeping the car under heavy cover and is not releasing much information about this vehicle. Even so, when the car was spotted being tested on the road, one could not help but notice that the front and the rear finishes have been revised. Even the transmission has been upgraded.

2016 Ford Fusion front

2016 Ford Fusion Exterior and Interior Redesign

Most of the changes done to the exterior of the 2016 Ford Fusion are around the fascias at the front and rear of the vehicle. The new Fusion has been upgraded and modified without needing to change its platform. On the whole, the car seems to look much slimmer than before. This has been done to address the needs of the American buyer who wants a vehicle that does not look the same as the Aston Martin.

2016 Ford Fusion rear

The interiors of the car have also been changed quite radically. The dash design is new and the center console has also undergone some changes for the better. Some more changes have been made to the infotainment systems offered on board this car. For example, instead of the previous Blackberry QNX, Ford will not introduce the Microsoft SYNC. The components used in the interiors as well as the surfaces inside the cabin have also been improved upon. Wood trim is offered along with contrast stitching.

The new 2016 Ford Fusion will also prove to be more efficient. Changes have been made to its transmission with the introduction of a new nine-speed transmission, which has been developed in collaboration with Common Motors. This nine-speed transmission replaces the existing six-speed transmission. The car also comes with front-wheel drive and an optional all-wheel drive is also available. The Fusion also comes with standard safety features like blind spot detection and collision avoiding systems as well as anti-braking system.

2016 Ford Fusion interior

2016 Ford Fusion Engine Specs

The Fusion will continue to use the same engine as its earlier model. There are four engine options available including a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 182 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The second engine option is the 1.5-liter four-cylinder that churns out 181 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. The third engine option is the 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 240 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque while the fourth engine option is the 2.5-liter four-cylinder that produces 175 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. The Fusion offers excellent gas mileage, which is pegged at 23 mpg in the city and 34 miles per gallon on the highway.

2016 Ford Fusion Release Date, Price, Competitors

The new Fusion will be released either at the LA Auto Show or a few months later in the following year in Detroit. As for pricing, the company is not going to make any drastic changes in relation to the price of earlier Fusion models. The price of the 2016 Ford Fusion will remain in the 23, 000 to 24,000 dollar price range. The Fusion competes with the likes of the Chevrolet Malibu and Honda Accord as well as the Toyota Camry.

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