2019 Ford Fusion Arrives Late Summer With Updated Styling and Tech

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The 2019 Ford Fusion will make its public debut at the 2018 New York Auto Show later this month.

The updated sedan is the first Ford vehicle offered globally with standard Co-Pilot360, an advanced suite of standard driver-assist technologies that was announced previously. Ford Co-Pilot360 includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot information system, lane keeping system, a rear backup camera, and auto high-beam lighting. The American automaker says it’s the only package featuring all those technologies that comes standard on a vehicle and every 2019 Ford Fusion model benefits.

In addition to updated styling that features a sleeker front and rear design, the 2019 Fusion also gains new wheels and color choices. Changes to the exterior include a new grille with a five-bar design finished in chrome on S, SE, and SEL models, as well as a new chrome mesh on Titanium trim. There are also a new trunk lid panel, fog lamps, and LED tail lights. Ford also said there will be a simplified lineup that will make it easier to order the Fusion.

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Plug-in hybrid shoppers will be happy to hear the 2019 Ford Fusion Energi is projected to offer an EPA-estimated electric-only range of 25 miles, an improvement of nearly 20 percent compared to the current model.

Look for more details and pricing information on the 2019 Ford Fusion closer to its launch this late summer.

“People tell us they are stressed with crowded roads and more distracted drivers and pedestrians. Our Ford Co-Pilot360 with standard automatic emergency braking and other technologies can help them drive more confidently so they can enjoy the journey,” said Corey Holter, Ford car group marketing manager. “For our green-minded customers, we’ve amped up our Fusion Energi with a projected increase of nearly 20 percent electric-only driving range.”

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Tom1963 Tom1963 on Mar 21, 2018

    Still waiting for the announcement that Ford will switch to producing only trucks and SUVs. They act like they lost their way with cars.

  • Paul Paul on Mar 21, 2018

    Why does it appear that Ford cars and Hyundai share the same bodies. I have a Fiesta hatchback that looks very similar to a Hyundai accent. The Fusion also looks like a Hyundai.