Restyled Ford Fusion appears at 2016 NAIAS

Ford Fusion has received what is vulgarly known in the industry as a mid-cycle facelift. It is performed to give the car up-to-date looks so that it can hold market share until its new generation appears. As well as its 2016 restyling, the second generation Fusion has been presented in 2012 at NAIAS. If tha pace continues, expect the third generation to appear by 2020. There will be plenty of time to live with the restyled D segment sedan.

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The most visible changes are on the front and rear bumpers, as well as headligths and taillights.

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Inside, the shifter has been replaced by a rotary gear shift dial. But the most important change is the return of the Sport version, the one you see in these pictures, equipped with a 2.7 EcoBoost twin-turbo engine that will deliver 242 kW and 475 Nm of torque sourced to all four wheels.

Produced in Mexico, the new Fusion will also be renewed in other markets to where it is exported, such as Brazil, in 2016.

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.