Ford's New Fusion/Mondeo Is So Secret, Even Its Alloys Are Camouflaged

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

This mule of Ford’s new global midsized car may be well-camouflaged, but it’s not hard to imagine something not unlike the new EVOS concept lurking underneath all that bulk. Think narrow, slit-like headights, a version of the Hyundai-esque hexagonal grille that we’ve seen on the updated Taurus SHO, a high beltline and a fastback-ish C-pillar, and you’re probably getting close. Which leaves the final mystery: what in the foxtrot will those alloys look like? Try not to lose too much sleep over that one…

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  • Jim Sutherland Jim Sutherland on Nov 11, 2011

    Gone are the days when a new Detroit model needed to be camouflaged because it was radically different from the last year's look. This car could be easily hidden behind a Honda or Hyundai badge and nobody would know it was a new Ford.

  • Robert.Walter Robert.Walter on Nov 11, 2011

    Pic is not showing up on my new ipad2, although all other pics seem to be ok. Is the camo really that good?? P.s. anybody else seem to be having this problem too??

  • Spinjack Spinjack on Nov 11, 2011

    Silhouette says stretched Cruz. I'm a fan of the current Fusion after spending a week with one during a business trip. Styling, ride, handling, room, fit and finish. It was all there. Hope they didn't mess it up.

  • 200k-min 200k-min on Nov 11, 2011

    I've been waiting for the new Fusion (and new Accord) before I buy my next vehicle. Being no so much a fan of Hyundai/KIA or the Malibu the current Fusion is a front runner. Hopefully the styling is more conservative than the current Sonata which I don't think will age well. Not sure how that high beltline will look in 8-10 years. What I'm more concerned about is the interior though. With the Koreans loading up options that you can only find in a Lincoln over at the blue oval any guesses if the new Fusion will have things like ventilated seats, push button start, etc.