• Jun 11, 2008
Click above for high-res gallery of 2010 Ford Fusion spy shots

It's so great watching TV now on a giant flat screen that hangs from my living room wall that I can't imagine how we survived with 27-inch tube TVs just a few short years ago. Perhaps the same will be said about the 2010 Ford Fusion, the most recent spy shots of which show its interior completely uncovered and a truly giant touch screen positioned dead center in the center stack. We thought the touch screen in the Jaguar XF and new Lincoln MKS were big (both Ford products, btw), but this puts them to shame. Other interior changes are minor but important as Ford has apparently chosen to leave the overall dash design the same and focused instead on stuffing the Fusion with cool high-tech content. There are new gauges and new vents directly above the big flat screen, while the analog clock has been ditched entirely. All HVAC controls have now been moved below the screen and should be easy to adjust with one hand on the shifter. But seriously, isn't that a HUGE screen to be in a moderately priced family sedan. Considering the overwhelming success Ford has had selling the Focus by touting its high-tech superiority courtesy of SYNC, we imagine its strategy for the Fusion is to go one step further and offer customers a touchscreen they can't get anywhere else. Here's hoping it's not a $2,500 option. Click the gallery below for another angle and more spy shots of the 2010 Ford Fusion.

UPDATE: Shunk believes the screen to be the 8.5-inch unit that will be used on the 2009 Ford F-150, which the company has already said will be its range-topping nav screen. But since the interior of the Fusion is much smaller than Ford's full-size truck, the screen appears to be much bigger.


[Source: KGP Photography]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      are you serious? everything you see in this interior is what they call 'soft touch' interior. no hard plastic everywhere. have you ever been in the current fusion? everything is soft even in the current model. dash, i/p, doors, consoles, etc. your comment is just you trying to guess based on a grainy photo. dumb

        • 6 Years Ago
        Um, yes actually. I ran 3 rental locations for Enterprise. Almost everything in those cars is hard plastic. With the possible exception of the dashboard (as I don't recall touching it).
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like the screen but everything attached is pretty boring.
      • 6 Years Ago
      that is to reduce glare. I agree it looks like crap.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Good Night!

      If I wanted yards of drab, hard, black plastics I would buy a refrigerator. This is an abomination.
        • 6 Years Ago
        How can you tell how hard the plastic is from a picture?
        • 6 Years Ago
        I do not see how these pics are any different than a GM, Honda, Toyota, etc. It looks to be just as much 'plastic' as any of those vehicles............
      • 6 Years Ago
      Where do you get that the steering wheel is any larger than normal? It's the same size as any mid-size sedan.

      And this touchscreen will have SYNC which allows the driver to use their phone and MP3 player hands-free. So really it will distract the driver less than if they tried to dial a phone.
      • 6 Years Ago
      ehh americans are too dumb to figure out touch screens.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Thanks for you opinion our Romanian friend!
        • 6 Years Ago
        You're hurting my feelings, Wussi.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think you can play wide screen movie on there.

      Calling Fandango
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nice, but I'm more interested in what the huge red button on the dash is for. Looks like one of those cartoons where they just have to hit it out of curiosity.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yuppies are now graying and retiring.
      Maybe they're catering to this large buying segment with the larger screen which would be easier to use with impaired eyesight and motor functions.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Forget the screen, I want me one of them big red buttons!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I love it.

      Had Toyota or Honda done this, it would have been hailed by most of the pod-people as a brilliant plan to upscale the mid-size car by going higher tech.

      But since it's Ford, it's evil.
      • 6 Years Ago
      does anyone think, it could be a screen like the one found in the Prius? used to display the hybrid system working
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