2010 Ford Fusion revealed + 2010 Mercury Milan exposed!!!

October 30, 2008

Ford News Blog readers, say hello to the 2010 Ford Fusion.

This new mid-sized sedan, which is a major refresh of the current model, is the best Fusion on paper yet. Featuring the already acclaimed SmartGauge & EcoGuide interface, a new (or more like revamped) range of four & six cylinder engines and a new 6-speed automatic transmission, the 2010 Ford Fusion sounds like a no brainer compared to its current rivals. For all the information, here is the report from Autoblog:

We love mid-size sedans if for no other reason than buyers benefit from the incredibly high level of competition between each player in the segment, and Ford’s just-revealed 2010 Fusion appears ready to compete. We only have one image, but it shows the Fusion’s new face with an even bigger three-bar grille, nicely contoured hood, angry-eye headlights and a sharply redesigned lower bumper. There’s also a new engine lineup with three mills to choose from. The first is an all-new Duratec 2.5L four-cylinder with 174 hp (130kW) and 172 lb-ft of torque (220Nm) (up 14 hp/16 lb-ft (10kW/22Nm) from prior 2.3L). The second is a reworked version of the current 3.0L V6 with 19 more horsepower for a total of 240 hp (150kW) and 228 lb-ft (310Nm) of torque. And finally Ford will be offering the Fusion with its new 3.5L V6 for 2010, which will make a class competitive 263 hp (195kW) and 249 lb-ft of torque (338Nm). The best part? All three engines will be paired with Ford’s 6F35 six-speed automatic transmission.

Ford hasn’t revealed fuel economy numbers yet, but says the four-cylinder’s fuel economy will go up a full 10% and the sixes between 4-6% thanks in large part to the new tranny. This will also be the year Ford introduces the Fusion Hybrid and Mercury Milan Hybrid, which will feature the previously announced SmartGauge and can travel up to 47 mph (75km/h) in all-electric mode with a range of more than 700 miles (1,125km). Unfortunately, it appears that the 2010 Fusion won’t be available with any turbocharged, direct-inject EcoBoost powertrains, but the new engines and transmission, along with the nose job, are a big step forward for Ford’s already competitive Fusion.

This sounds like a promising car! But the design (we only have a front end pic at the moment) leaves more to be desired in my honest opinion. But that’s just my Australian taste, it could well appeal to the American public. Tell us what you think…

Oh yea! All most forgot! Here are some completely naked shots of the 2010 Mercury Milan we have recieved from AutomobileMag.com:


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