Details have been released on the facelifted 2010 Ford Fusion which makes its first public appearance at the Los Angeles Auto Show later today.

Details have been released on the facelifted 2010 Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan which makes its first public appearance at the Los Angeles Auto Show later today. Besides restyled front and rear ends, the mid-size sedan receives powertrain upgrades as well as a sport model and previously announced hybrid.

Exterior receives newly designed front end with domed hood, new headlamps, grille and larger fog-lamp area plus new underbody shields to increase fuel economy. Interior gets new metallic accents throughout, new instrument cluster, guages and new seats.

Ford’s new 2.5-liter I-4 engine with both six-speed manual or automatic takes over from the outgoing 2.3-liter bumping power output from 160 to 175 hp and 156 ft-lbs. of torque to 172 ft.-lbs. As a result, 0-60 mph improves by more than a second while delivering at least a 5 mpg improvement versus the 2009 model on the highway.

Improvements to Ford’s Duratec30 3.0-liter V-6 engine increase increas power from 221 hp to 240 hp and 205 ft.-lbs. to 222 ft.,-lbs. The 3.0-liter engine is now Flex Fuel-capable and can run on E-85 ethanol, which delivers even more horsepower – up to 250hp.

Topping the range is the Fusion Sport which features a 3.5-liter V6 with 263 hp and 249 ft-lbs of torque along with six-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift. Either front-wheel drive (standard) or all-wheel drive are available. The Fusion Sport is further distinguished by 18 inch wheels, body kit, special interior and upgraded suspension.

The 2010 Ford Fusion will be available in dealer showrooms in spring 2009. See press release below for further details.

 

Be part of something big