• Aug 14, 2008
Click above for high-res gallery of 2010 Ford Fusion spy shots

Our spy photographers have caught the 2010 Ford Fusion wearing nothing but an ugly paint job, which means we get a crystal clear view at what Ford has in store for its midsize sedan. While things between the wheel wells appear to carryover, the front end is getting big a big makeover. The Fusion's new face features a larger three-bar chrome grille and a complete re-sculpting of its lower air intake. Gone are the two chrome bars in the lower grille and the fog lights that flanked them. In their place is a more traditional central lower air intake and new, larger foglamps the mimic the shape of the new headlights. The Fusion's new mug definitely appears more aggressive than the non-threatening visage worn by the current model, and we like it. The sedan's rear taillights are also being changed, though they're covered too well in these spy shots to see what those changes are.

The Fusion is a solid seller for Ford, which no doubt hopes the sedan will grow in popularity even more with a new front clip. We can't wait to see this thing badged as the Fusion GT with a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 under its new hood. Check out all the new spy shots in our gallery below and let us know what you think of the partial redesign in the comments.


[Source: KGP Photography]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      It looks bigger. The real tails are huge.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Amen about the headlights. Those were a big turnoff for me on the current generation car. This version looks much better.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Agreed about the headlights. I like the new ones much better than the current ones (which I only sorta liked, and are definitely the weak spot of the current model's front end).
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah, and they got rid of the ugly square headlights.
        • 6 Years Ago
        did they borrow the headlights from an 08 camry? sadly this design will look 2 or 3 years old when its released. why do automakers go conservative when times are tough? Bold design is the way to go.
      • 6 Years Ago
      rear tails are huge - is what I meant to say.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Styleguy - yeah you are correct. My mistake.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Epyx: if you look at the renderings mentioned later in these comments (and judging by how exactly the features in these spy shots reproduce those of the renderings), you can see what the rear lights almost certainly will look like.

        Nothing Prelude about them, MachinaDC5.

        The more I look at it, the more I like the new design (and I already really liked it on initial viewing). I'm SERIOUSLY digging this refresh. Way to be, Ford.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Those lights have coverings over them duh! they're the same on the milan one that popped up today. They're so easy to depict! c'mon!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Indeed. And they maintained that Prelude rip-off look as well.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Screw this, bring the Mondeo.
        • 6 Years Ago
        ... and then watch the "bring the Mondeo" crowd lambaste the car for not currently coming with a 6-cylinder engine. It's always something.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I read somewhere that the Fusion GT was cancelled because they found "LITTLE DEMAND" and didnt see a profit in actually building it. I cried alittle after i read that.
      • 6 Years Ago

      "It looks like these renderings from last year were pretty dead-on accurate:..."

      Those renderings are spot on.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I hope that the 2010 mkz looks as good as the one shown at that autocosmos.com link.
      It really looks like the mkr grill made it to the mkz.
      • 6 Years Ago
      this is a very attractive car for this segment. way to go Ford. This restyling is hot.

        • 6 Years Ago
        You know that they are, in fact, the same car, right?
        • 6 Years Ago
        looks like they stole fog lights from the new mazda 6. I saw one of those on the road last night and d*mn that is a nice looking car for teh segment.
        FEW
        • 6 Years Ago
        The current style isnt horrible, just rented a fusion for 4 days. Was suprisingly fun to drive (v6) and ran really well and confidently even at 100mph. They need to rethink the interior, massivley. For 08 it was uhmm sparse.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The current car is pleasant in a bland and wallflower way. The updated doesn't make it totally stand out, but it certainly is much better than before. I hope they do wonders with the interior though. It needs to stop looking like it stole all its parts from the communal parts bin.
      • 6 Years Ago
      shame that SVT wont have a version of this car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It looks like these renderings from last year were pretty dead-on accurate:

      http://www.autocosmos.com.mx/noticias/expand.asp?id=15098
        • 6 Years Ago
        oh wow. It does look like that rendering is correct. Awesome, this new Fusion is going to look hot.
        • 6 Years Ago
        if it looks like that by the time it hits delaers, this thing would sell like anything ...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like it's using the same rear camera system of the new F-150, where the camera goes right below the rear badge. Just like this: http://z.about.com/d/trucks/1/7/l/3/1/09F150FX4_camera.jpg

      Anyway, I like it very much.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It looks like a rounded off Camry. Eh
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