2017 Ford Fusion Unveiled at NAIAS With Surprise V6 Sport Model

Fusion V6 Sport is a performance sedan unlike anything in the segment with a twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 delivering a projected 325 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque. All-wheel drive Fusion V6 Sport is projected to make approximately 100 lb.-ft. of additional torque and nearly 50 more horsepower than the 3.5-liter V6 engines in Toyota Camry and Honda Accord.

A new Ford Fusion was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show with a surprise. A new Fusion V6 Sport model will feature a twin-turbocharged EcoBoost engine offering 340 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque with an all-wheel drive powertrain.

Fusion V6 Sport is a performance sedan unlike anything in the segment with a twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 delivering a projected 325 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque. All-wheel drive Fusion V6 Sport is projected to make approximately 100 lb.-ft. of additional torque and nearly 50 more horsepower than the 3.5-liter V6 engines in Toyota Camry and Honda Accord.

This Sport model will also feature active dampening systems for the suspension, including electronic automation that detects road changes and hazards, such as potholes, and adjusts within milliseconds to compensate. Everything about the new Fusion V6 Sport model, Ford says, is geared towards sport driving.

By contrast, the Fusion Hybrid and Fusion Energi plug-in models will continue to be benchmark setting in their efficiency. Both receive new, more efficient electric motors with the rest of their drivetrains remaining untouched. New software updates also add to their drive dynamics, making them more engaging, Ford has promised.

Fusion brings a handsome new interior for 2017, one that includes exceptional materials, a host of technology options, and introduces a new rotary gear shift dial that enhances the spaciousness of the cabin. New technologies give consumers a combination of convenience, entertainment and safety features unique among family sedans.

Finally, a new trim level, Platinum, is added to the lineup. With an available 2.0-liter EcoBoost and all-wheel drive, the interior experience is where things get upper crust. Instrument and door trim panels are wrapped in antiqued Cocoa leather, and the hand-wrapped steering wheel is finished in premium Venetian leather. A unique grille finished in Magnetic paint makes for an upscale design and 19-inch polished wheels return confident performance.

Also new to the Fusion this year is a rotary shifter on the console, replacing the traditional lever-style shifting. The 2017 Ford Fusion also features, for the first time in North America, a pedestrian detection system.

The 2017 Ford Fusion debuted at the North American International Auto Show. It will enter showrooms in the summer of this year with the Fusion V6 Sport model becoming available later in the year.

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An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at AaronOnAutos.com.
Aaron Turpen
An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at AaronOnAutos.com.