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2020 Ford Fusion marking final year with new colours

2020 Ford Fusion marking final year with new colours

One of Ford’s most popular sedans is in its final year of production. The 2020 Ford Fusion is enjoying a final year before being retired for the foreseeable future. To celebrate its retirement, Ford is releasing three new colours, Rapid Red Metallic, Iconic Silver and Alto Blue.

In its heyday, the Fusion was selling 300,000 units a year. Last year it apparently sold just 166,045. That is partly down to our changing buying habits and partly down to Ford not advertising or marketing the Fusion since 2018. Either way, we bid farewell to a former stalwart of the Ford lineup this year.

The new colours look good and offer another reason to invest in this characterful sedan before its gone forever.

2020 Ford Fusion

Aside from the colours, the 2020 Ford Fusion is unchanged from the 2019 model year. It’s a stylish sedan that looks modern, slick and still has great curb appeal. Considering it isn’t the youngest car in the world, it still manages to look contemporary despite it not being a crossover.

The design is smooth. A rounded design with low front end, angled lights, the shark-like grill and hood with detailing. A flowing windshield and roofline is what makes it look smooth. A rounded trunk into a pair of light clusters with modest detailing at the rear kept things simple and stylish.

On the inside, the cabin is light and well balanced. There is more room up front than in back but the car can seat four adults in comfort or three kids in back with ease. All while having room in the trunk for groceries or cargo. Soft touch materials gave an upscale feel and made the interior a nice place to spend time.

Engine and mechanicals

Since the Sport was discontinued, the Fusion now offers a 2.5-litre four cylinder, a turbocharged 1.5-litre four and a 2.0-litre turbo four. A 2.0-litre hybrid makes up the series with a combination gas engine and electric motor with CVT transmission.

Most models are front wheel drive with the 2.0-litre offering AWD. All models except the hybrid use a 6 speed automatic transmission.

All engines deliver steady power throughout the range and have more than enough for the car. Handling is good with well balanced chassis and composed suspension. Despite losing the Sport trim, you could still have a little fun in any Fusion model. It’s no Mustang for sure, but is still lively enough to throw into the corners.

All Fusion models come with automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, automatic high-beam headlights and blind-spot monitoring. Adaptive cruise control is an option.

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