2020 Ford Fusion lineup trimmed for sedan’s final 12 months
Vehicles Direct reported Monday that the Fusion Sport won’t return for the 2020 mannequin 12 months. The web site confirmed with For a spokesman, who stated the automaker wished to simplify the lineup for the sedan’s last mannequin 12 months. As a substitute, Ford will give attention to extra common fashions of the Fusion.
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Ford ended nationwide promoting for its passenger automobiles final 12 months after asserting it might cull the Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, and Taurus fashions from its portfolio, leaving the Mustang as its solely passenger automotive in an in any other case crossover SUV and pickup truck-heavy vary of automobiles.
The Fusion Sport packed a 2.7-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine that makes 325 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. Energy flowed by means of a 6-speed automated transmission and to an ordinary all-wheel-drive system. Other than the highly effective engine, the mannequin additionally obtained sporting cues comparable to a black mesh grille, darkened 19-inch wheels, a spoiler, and a quad-tipped exhaust. Inside, carbon-fiber-looking accents gave the sedan a racier cockpit.
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With a beginning worth of $41,655 for the 2019 mannequin 12 months, the racy sedan was a tricky promote in a market firmly centered on utility automobiles. With Ford saying goodbye to its enthusiast-focused automobiles (the Focus ST and Fiesta ST are additionally gone), patrons on the lookout for Blue Oval energy might want to hunt down an Edge ST or Explorer ST within the meantime. Each SUVs pack extra highly effective engines and sporting cues, although they’re hardly inexpensive.
The Edge ST, which packs the identical engine because the Fusion Sport in a bigger crossover SUV bundle, begins at $43,350, whereas the redesigned 2020 Explorer ST will price $55,835 to start out.