Ford will continue to sell the Fusion midsize sedan, but …September 8, 2020
The American automaker decided not to abandon its Ford Fusion midsize sedan altogether, the car will be sold in China. In addition, the model will receive a Tesla-style multimedia display with the advanced SYNC4 infotainment system.
Just a month ago, Ford finally stopped production of its Fusion sedan in North America, which was announced several years ago. Its European cousin, called the Mondeo, is still on sale after the 2019 facelift, and the model will also exist in China for at least one more model year.
It is important to note that the Chinese version of the midsize sedan also bears the Fusion moniker, but it is actually closer to the final Fusion update in appearance.
Meanwhile, the European Mondeo retains a more sophisticated look with optional ST-Line and Vignale styling packages available in both sedan and station wagon versions.
However, the interior of the Chinese Fusion is very different. Inside, there’s a 12.8-inch vertical display for the Ford SYNC4 infotainment system. In an official press release last year, the manufacturer announced that the PRC calls the system SYNC + and is based on Baidu’s artificial intelligence technology. It supports wireless upgrades and NXP i.MX 8 multi-core automotive processor.
For the 2020 model year, the Chinese Fusion is available with two powertrain options. Both are gasoline powered and have turbochargers, with the more powerful offering 200 horsepower versus 180 horsepower. the entry-level model. Both engines are offered exclusively with a six-speed automatic transmission.
Local market prices start at RMB 192,800. In total, there are four trim levels and four available body colors, as well as several additional features. For comparison: the European Mondeo costs at least 28,190 euros.
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