Ford Fusion is definitely not one of the most popular vehicles among car enthusiast in the United States, but the things could change thanks to the new generation of this model and especially thanks to its new Sport version with 325 hp. New 2017 Ford Fusion was presented at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show and even though it is only decade old it done a lot for the Ford Motor Company. New generation will be offered in base, Sport, Hybrid, Energi and Platinum versions. Its main competitors are going to be Toyota Camry and Honda Accord.
Engine and specs of 2017 Fusion
If we speak about engine options the sport version definitely attracts the most attention. It is powered by a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, paired with a specially calibrated six-speed gearbox. With its 325 “horses”, it exceeds the Camry and Accord with a V6 engine and the BMW 340i. The 2017 Ford Fusion Sport also features a continuously controlled damping control, darkened grille, 19-inch wheels, rear spoiler and dual exhaust pipes endings.
For all those who want better fuel efficiency you can choose Fusion Hybrid or Fusion Energi. The 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid combine 2.0 liter gasoline engine with electric assist while Energi uses 7.6 kilowatt-hour compact lithium-ion batteries which can be recharged in just two and a half hours and which can reach 85 miles per hour.
The platinum version of 2017 Ford Fusion will use 2.0 l EcoBoost 4-cylindrical engine with 240 hp and 231 lb-ft of torque. It is offered with all or front-wheel drive system.
2017 Ford Fusion Changes
The 2017 Ford Fusion retained the distinctive look but if we speak about some changes which were made the mask was slightly modified, vehicle is smaller in size and it can also be noticed refreshed headlights and air intakes. The Changes made to the rear are not so significant, but there is a different bumper and graphics stop lights. The 2017 Fusion Sport has 19-inch alloy wheels, black front grille, and sports exhaust system while Platinum also has a distinctive grill.
If we speak about interior it is more spacious with more space for rear passengers, as well as higher quality materials, richer equipment including the new SYNC infotainment system and upgraded cruise control. Safety is very important both for driver and pedestrian so Ford offered this model with Ford’s pedestrian detection system which detect potential collisions and worn the driver. It will also be offered with lane-keep assist and blind-spot monitoring.
Release date and price
Prices for the 2017 Fusion in the US starts from 22,995 dollars for the base model, Fusion Sport version costs $34,350 and Platinum version will cost $37,495. The sale will start this summer.
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