Yesterday we brought you spy shots of a prototype for the new car testing in the U.S., and now here’s a video of it.
The first thing that becomes apparent after watching is just how sleek the new shape is, which is thanks in part to the greater freedom afforded to Ford’s design team by adopting a new platform for the car.
The new Fusion is finally dropping the aging Mazda-based platform of the current model and instead will share its running gear with the European Mondeo, albeit in updated form. Drive will remain front-wheel, although all-wheel drive variants will be offered.
Production is scheduled to start in January at Ford’s plant in Hermosillo, Mexico, as well as Ford’s Flat Rock assembly plant in Michigan, which has some freed up capacity following a recent decision made by Mazda to stop producing its Mazda6 there.