As part of its plan for the future, Ford has made no secret that it is phasing out the sedan in favour of the crossover. The Fusion may be staying longer than many sedans but it will be replaced within the next few years. Ford have said that while the car may not survive, the name may live on.
Rumours have it that Ford will be lending the name to a new wagon that will be based on the Subaru Outback. The rumours are unsubstantiated right now but sources cited by Bloomberg said the new Fusion will be a high roofed vehicle that uses the same platform but will be completely different.
We don’t know much else except that the car will leverage the current success of the Outback that is seeing sales rise itself. Another quote from Bloomberg says Ford spent hundreds of millions of dollars on marketing the Fusion nameplate so it will understandably be reticent about letting it go.
2018 Ford Fusion
The 2018 Ford Fusion is a solid car that delivers everything you would expect from a Ford sedan. It’s comfortable, composed and careful, all things a commuter or family car needs to be. It looks competent too which is always a bonus. The midsize sedan will be one of the longest lived of Ford’s sedans as the automaker gradually phases them out.
The design is a nice one. It uses Ford’s global design with the wide grille, angled lights and hood detailing. A curved roof and rising beltline offers interest to the profile while a nice set of alloys can finishing things off nicely.
Inside, the car is more spacious than you might think. Having been redesigned in 2017, the interior is top class with good materials, spacious seating and lots of technology.
Under the hood is one of four engines, a 2.5-litre four cylinder, a 1.5-litre turbo four, a 2.0-litre turbo four and a 2.7-litre twin turbo six. All deliver decent levels power and gas mileage, smooth shifting and a nice ride. With electric steering and very accomplished suspension, the driving experience in the Fusion is a very good one whether you are commuting to work, doing the school run or enjoying a cross-country road trip.
Safety tech is taken care of too. Fusions can come with rearview camera, rear parking sensors, inflatable rear seatbelt, active lane control, lane-departure warning, forward-collision warnings with automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitors, adaptive cruise control and active park assist.
We will be sorry to see the Ford Fusion go but we are also excited to see what it will become. Visit Northway Ford Lincoln, 388 King George Road Brantford ON N3S 3N2 to see the current model in all its glory.