The future proves uncertain for the Ford Fusion. Recent rumor rumblings have flooded the Seattle streets - hinting at the possibility of a halted production schedule and a total fleet restructuring. Critics have been tossing speculations onto their social feeds; and no one seems to know the truth.
Allow us to put your mind at ease: the Fusion will continue.
As Cars.com explains, Ford has recently examined its Fusion line-up - trying to determine why sales have slipped and what role the platform will play within the future. This has led to rampant speculation that the entire marque will be scrapped. We know, however, that the Big Blue Oval is merely planning to tweak its performance capabilities and underpinning designs.
The Fusion - which should return with a brand new model by 2020 - is currently being stripped to the basics by Ford. Its engineers are seeking to reinvent the nameplate (which still proves popular in the European and Asian markets). While a previously planned 2019 version has been stalled, Cars.com notes that others are still currently on the assembly line; and, when they arrive, they’ll be transformed into more formidable mid-size contenders.
No specs have been provided for the future Ford Fusions. Many anticipate, however, that they’ll blend EcoBoost technology with autonomous capabilities - reflecting the brand’s steady shift toward hybrid performance. Be sure to watch this blog as we unveil the latest details as they arrive.