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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Design and functionality upgrades in the affordable 2017 Ford Fusion

With new styling, some significant mechanical upgrades, and an expanded line-up, the 2017 Ford Fusion is a stylish yet affordable option for anyone looking at new cars for sale.

Exterior and interior styling

The styling of the Ford Fusion has received a slight upgrade, with a reshaped grille and headlamps. The interior of the car has also been upgraded, with a more modern gear box design featuring a rotary dial to replace the previous center-console-mounted transmission lever. In addition, the 2017 Ford Fusion Sports model will now feature front bucket seats.

Mechanics and functionality

The S and SE 2017 Ford Fusion models will again have the standard 175-horsepower 4-cylinder, while higher end models will offer Ford’s turbocharged EcoBoost engine to deliver more horsepower. All hybrid models will switch to an 8-speed automatic transmission for better response and mileage. Two different hybrid models will be available - The Fusion Hybrid (a conventional hybrid) and the Fusion Energi (a plug-in hybrid that can travel 20 miles on electricity alone).

Additional features

The MyFord Touch interface will be replaced by Sync 3, a more logical infotainment system that operates in a similar way to a touch screen smartphone. Also included is Siri EyesFree connectivity and Sync Connect, allowing remote locking, unlocking, and starting via a smartphone app. Other new features include adaptive cruise control, front-crash-mitigating automatic braking, potential collision alerts, and autonomous parking.

Find a Ford dealership, Olympia

To find out more about the 2017 Ford Fusion from a reputable car dealership in Olympia, visit Olympia Auto Mall today.

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