More aggressive front end for popular midsize sedan.
An un-camouflaged 2017 Ford Fusion was spotted ahead of its 2016 Detroit auto show debut. Our spy photographer caught the refreshed midsize sedan heading back to the automaker’s Dearborn test track.
Fortunately, the 2017 Fusion was stopped at a red light long enough to get these pictures. From the images, we can see a more angular oval-ish grille that replaces the current car‘s Aston Martin-style grille. The new chrome grille frame features a black mesh insert in lieu of the current grille’s horizontal chrome bars. The lower fascia features a more aggressive central air intake that gets wider toward the bottom.
Like the redesigned projector headlights, the new LED foglights are also more aggressive. While the side profile is mostly unchanged from the current model, the refresh brings a minor redesign to the taillights.
Along with the 2017 Ford Fusion sedan’s mid-cycle refresh, we expect a more performance-oriented Fusion ST model to arrive for the 2017 model year. That model could be powered by a version of the Ford Focus RS hatchback’s turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost I-4 or the newer twin-turbo 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 found in the new F-150 pickup and Edge Sport crossover.
Photo Source: KGP Photography