Saturday 7 June 2008

Ford Fusion unveils new face

Updated: 13/06/08

Ever since its launch in 2005 in the U.S market, the successful Fusion sedan is now due a mid-life refresh. First prototypes were caught wearing a car bra on the front but new spy photos can reveal how the new face will look like.

Although the mule looks as if its been out in the sun for too long, the 3 bar grille could stay put. The radiator grille looks much bolder than the current model, with the top grille dipping down in the center for a "smiley" look. The outer edges of the bumper slant upward as they reach the side of the car. Such a slant would necessitate reshaped headlights to accommodate the new bumper shape.

It also reveals the shape of the new two air intakes on each side that would house fog lamps. The most telling bit, however, is a character line we haven't seen before that appears to bend down from the front wheelarch. This suggests that the entire front clip of the next Fusion will be all new, rather than just the mild refresh. The new Fudion is set to reach showrooms sometime in 2009 as a 2010 model.

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