Ford plans to give the Fusion lineup a flavor for all tastes. To increase the number of trims available, Ford is bringing in the V6 Sport and Platinum versions. In order to keep the full line up to date, Ford will also be updating software and electric motors to both the Hybrid and Energi models. Finally, the Fusion will get some more technology via SYNC® 3, lane-keep assist and BLIS.
The biggest news is the introduction of a Fusion V6 Sport model. Ford plans to power this with its 2.7-liter, twin-turbo V6 EcoBoost® with a projected 325hp. To get this power to the ground, the Fusion will add an all-wheel-drive system. Ford states this powerplant will give the Fusion “approximately 100lb.-ft.
of additional torque and nearly 50 more horsepower than the 3.5-liter V6 engines in Toyota Camry and Honda Accord”. They even go as far to call out BMW by stating “Fusion even out-powers the 2016 BMW 340”. The V6 Sport will also get real-time suspension tuning with continuously controlled damping and pothole detection technology. To top off the V6 Sport the exterior gets deeper air intakes, dual twin exhaust, 19-inch wheels and a gloss black-finish mesh grille.