Ford Fusion Flaunts Fresh Facelift For 2017; Gains 2.7-Liter V6 Sport Variant

The stylish Ford Fusion (known as the Mondeo in Europe) has gone under the knife for the first time

The stylish Ford Fusion (known as the Mondeo in Europe) has gone under the knife for the first time. It’s been restyled and updated as part of its obligatory mid-life refresh and it also gets a proper sporty variant for the first time.

Called Fusion Sport, this new top of the range variant gets its power from the now familiar 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 hooked up to a six-speed automatic gearbox; it sends the power to all four wheels.

Power is rated at 350 hp and torque is a healthy 475 Nm / 350 lb-ft. Actual performance numbers were not mentioned, but we do know the Sport will get adjustable dampers as standard, a more aggressive front fascia (complete with reshaped, larger grille) and dual exhausts at the back.

SYNC 3 will also be made available on the 2017 Fusion, and it promises a much improved infotainment experience. Ford claims it’s improved the response and resolution of the screen as well as the actual user interface; it’s now more customizable and if for instance you’re using Android Auto, it will get a dedicated icon on the home screen to make accessing its functions easier than before.

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