The boring, family sedan status quo was rather upset in 2013 when a new Ford Fusion (a.k.a. “Mondeo” in Europe) came along with refreshingly suave looks, great chassis dynamics, and a line of plucky and efficient EcoBoost engines (plus a normally-aspirated Duratec I4 and a hybrid version, if you’re into that sort of thing).
Now, having been on the road for several years, the delightfully surprising sedan is due for a refresh, and a facelifted 2017 Ford Fusion was just photographed on the road incognito. Head on over to Motor Authority to see the full photo gallery.
From the looks of things, we can likely expect the standard fare as far as styling changes go on this 2017 Ford Fusion: reworked bumpers, revised headlamps and taillights, and maybe an updated grille – though in earnest, we hope that Ford doesn’t stray too far from the car’s current, Aston Martin-esque design. Inside, Motor Authority speculates that the conventional gear selector may be replaced with a rotary knob. Of course, that would bring with it a new center console, with lots more space due to the reduced profile of an e-shifter.
This redesigned 2017 Ford Fusion is anticipated to break cover either late this year, or early next year, and to go on-sale sometime mid-2016 in the United States.