Ford is serious about this new car. It will be the most expensive global car launch in the company’s history. And this is a global launch. The Fusion follows in the footsteps of the Focus, Fiesta, and C-Max as another vehicle that should be popular all over the world. In Europe, this new Fusion will be the new Mondeo sedan.
I also spent a week driving a 2013 Malibu Eco not long ago. So I can tell you with some authority that the new Fusion compares very favorably to the competition.
I was in the audience for the world premiere at the North American International Auto Show in January. It's just hard to believe that this is the bread-and-butter Ford sedan. I think their styling is as good as it gets right now.
Taurus SHO under the hood and build a real muscle car. They’re already racing the Fusion in NASCAR, so it’s a natural tie-in, and one heck of a special edition. I asked some of the Ford engineers about it while I was there, and they said that powertrain would actually fit in this car. And although they all acted pretty excited about the possibility, I wouldn’t hold my breath that this will actually happen anytime soon. It’s fun to think about, though.
The slideshow below contains photos from our ride and drive near the beautiful Lake Lanier Islands Resort near Atlanta. I’m also including a few shots of the Fusion from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and the Kansas City International Auto Show, as well as a few beauty shots from Ford. Check ‘em out here and see what you think, or click this link for a nicer version of the slideshow.