The 2017 Ford Fusion.
When you think about sedans, you don’t often think cool. It’s impossible, right? Well, Ford has achieved the impossible with the 2017 Ford Fusion and they’ve improved their ever so popular sedan, the Ford Fusion. This year’s model is packed with technology, making it smarter and perfect for those who value mobility and simplicity.
There’s nothing more exciting than a new vehicle reveal and being at the Ford Fusion reveal on Monday was incredible. They have big things in the works and it is thrilling to have the opportunity to share it with the world and you guys, of course! We headed to the Joe Louis arena to see the big reveal.
Familiar Yet Improved.
At first glance, you will see that the Ford Fusion hasn’t changed much. In fact, no one can argue that the same design from 3 years prior has remained almost completely intact. But, I’ve always believed that if something isn’t broke, there isn’t a need to fix it. The Fusion is a beautiful car, it has a sporty yet luxurious feel for a sedan. In addition, Motherlode Roof Racks will give a better look and comfort of your car. I’ve always loved the grill and have taken it for a spin and the ride is smooth.
On January 11, Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president and chief technical officer of Global Product Development unveiled the new Ford Fusion and it was quite impressive. Not only have they made noticeable changes to smaller aesthetic details, it’s the software that really takes the cake on the new 2017 models.
Introducing the Platinum and Titanium.
Ford has added a luxury model, the Platinum. You’ll notice small but, important details like a new dial shifter, gorgeous quilting in the seats and 19″ polished aluminum wheels to name a few.
For those who are like me, you’ll be happy to learn that they have added a sports model, the Titanium and they both have software that not only makes life better but, easier. You’ll notice that the sports model has a rear spoiler and a wicked black-mesh and newly designed grill. It boasts performance with twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter EcoBoost® V6 delivering a projected 325 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque.
One of the most extraordinary features is the Fusion’s ability to anticipate rough spots on the road. If you live in areas where weather does a lot of damage to the roads, leaving a minefield of potholes to hit during your commute–you’ll love this. The Fusion sport’s adjustable suspension has the ability to sense and anticipate pot holes. Even if you hit one, it will adjust the suspension and minimize the impact.
Nair compares it to “skier’s legs” as it detects when the surfaces are dropping and when the front wheels detect the difference, it will adjust the suspension and the back wheels will follow suit.
Smarter and Technologically Advanced.
Ford is trailblazing when it comes to mobility and smart-assist software available for their products. Their Ford Pass will transform Ford Motor Company into not only an automotive company but, a mobility company. The Fusion has smart-assist options that are sure to make life easier.
As a Mom, I am always researching options that help keep my precious cargo safe and to simplify the daily commute. Adaptive Cruise will keep you a safe distance from cars ahead, if you happen to get out of your lane–it will let you know. If you need help parking (like I sometimes do) it offers hands-free parallel and perpendicular parking.
It is also the first car sold with a pedestrian detection system. This is a particularly amazing feature because sometimes you don’t see pedestrians and sometimes you ARE the pedestrian. Having this feature in a car is not only useful but, safe. If you are driving and do not see a pedestrian, it will detect them and automatically stop the vehicle.
I am happy that Ford didn’t change the overall design of the Fusion, rather they improved an already gorgeous design. This sedan works and it has outsold other sedans on the market, it’s no surprise. What makes it attractive to me as a parent is that it has all the tools that help keep my familia and I safe. Not only is stylish, it performs.
The 2017 Ford Fusion will also be available in Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid versions. The Ford Fusion 2017 will be available this summer and the sports version will be available shortly after.
If you want to see how Ford is becoming a mobility company, make sure you read all about the Ford Pass.
What do you look for in a sedan?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.