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2017 Ford Fusion/Mondeo Loses Some Camo, Spyshots Show Rear LED Strip

We’ve shown you Ford engineers testing the mid-cycle revamp for the Fusion (that’s Mondeo for all you Old Continent readers) on multiple occasions and yet the latest batch of spy photos reveals more of the sedan and we’re here to discuss the visible changes.
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With a part of the camo being dropped, the most obvious changes are found at the back of the Ford, where an LED stripe will connect the taillights. Moreover, we can now clearly see the new rear light graphics.

Moving to the still-camouflaged front end, the bumper details are clearer. Gone are the round fog lights, having been replaced by L-shaped elements. The Aston Martin grille is expected to be less obvious than on the current model.

While our photographers haven’t managed to get inside the Fusion, the greatest change will come in terms of the infotainment system. The automaker will introduce the SYNC 3 we’ve already met on other models, such as the 2016 Mustang.

In the powertrain department, the new Ford Performance division is expected to make up for the fact that the US market has never enjoyed an ST version of the vehicle like the European customers have.

Now that the Ford Focus RS has switched to four-wheel-drive, we’re expecting the go-fast incarnation of the Fusion/Mondeo to feature the hatchback’s all-paws system. We’ll remind you this is a piece of hardware that can send up to 70 percent of the torque to the rear axle, where a torque vectoring differential supplied by GKN makes sure the Drift Mode on the RS does its job.

The spicy Ford will pack around 350 hp, which means its drivers will be able to keep up with those in an Audi S4 or Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG Sport.

The revised Ford Fusion/Mondeo is set to land late next year or in early 2017 (Detroit guesses, anybody?).

 
 
 
 
 

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