Embargo breaks are par for the course with big auto shows, and this year's Detroit Auto Show is no different. The 2013 Ford Fusion appears to be big target this time around, with this being our second early look at the Blue Oval's redesigned mid-size sedan. These two images from Czech website Auto Forum, while a bit pixelated, reveal much more than the shot we showed you earlier that escaped Ford's clutches courtesy of a bug in the Fusion iPad app.

Here the influence of the Ford Evos concept that debuted last August at the Frankfurt Motor Show is plainly evident. From the hexagonal grille to the headlights, fog lamps and lower air inlet, all of the Evos' front fascia elements are there and arranged in a very similar fashion.

Unfortunately, we can't say much more about the 2013 Ford Fusion until the actual embargo lifts at 12:01 AM EST tonight, but you can talk about it all you want in the comments. Just make sure to come back here at midnight for the full story.


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      moorewr
      • 2 Years Ago
      Some of the comments on this post are astounding. I don't see a dot of Toyota or Mitsu in this design. Is Troll-vision or overwhelming bias to blame for such wild shots? There's a lot of Aston Martin and a touch of the current Taurus. It's an aggressive evolution of the Focus' grill (which is over-complicated, I think). From my standpoint this is a look that makes we want to investigate the performance engine/transmission choices on the option sheet. When Ford grabs an Audi owner's attention, Ford is doing its job right.
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        Jesus!
        • 2 Years Ago
        Trends come and go. Ford has had egg crate grilles, no grilles, three bar grilles, now this.
        Jake
        • 2 Years Ago
        I'd like to see how the 3-bar grille would work with this design. Signatures take time to cultivate, like BMW's kidney grilles. It'd be nice if Ford had a nice and classic signature grille.
      Dan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Great looking car. Cant wait till the final reveal with some interior shots.
      24994J
      • 2 Years Ago
      Man, that's nice!
      JDam4131
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hope the back looks as good as the front
      Sukairain
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ford is on a roll stealing, I mean incorporating British design language into their new products. Whatever the case these new cars look good :) so good for them.
      LesPaul1
      • 2 Years Ago
      The ford explorer has been a comparo/review failure and the focus and fiesta have terrible transmissions. Not to mention Sync has been too complex to use for most buyers. The Edge, Flex, and current Fusion have huge chrome slats on the grille that look terrible. And the new focus looks like a catfish. They need to drop the ecoboost on the larger cars and stop ripping off design cues from the companies they used to own (Land Rover and Aston Martin). It would be nice if they brought back the styling of the MK2 focus (euro) and falcon from down under. This car looks good, don't get me wrong.. but the fact of the matter is IT IS A COMPLETE RIP OFF of another companies design. This is the same sh!t the Chinese are pulling off.
        OnTheRocks
        • 2 Years Ago
        @LesPaul1
        The Explorer has been a sales success, the Fiesta and Focus transmissions are superb now after the latest batch of TSB/software updates. Sync is great (I'll concede that MFT in it's current state is atrocious though). Also, I would hardly call a resemblance between this cars grill and that of an Aston Martin's the exact same thing as Chinese manufactures practice of literally trying to duplicate another brands vehicle down to the letter.
      MAX
      • 2 Years Ago
      Makes a Camry look like a Soviet car. With Dart, Fusion, Malibu, Verano, ATS, Encore, Escape, XTS and diesel Grand Cherokees/Durangos, the American assault on Japanese trade predators and their confederate lackeys revs up. Just wait until they start importing the new Cherokees from Toledo Ohio! Imagine a cross between the Dart and the Grand Cherokee.
        LUSTSTANG S-197
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MAX
        I agree with your whole post, right up until you try to make a North vs South thing. I don't get it because the Accord has been built in Marysville, Ohio for over 30 years. You also have Civics being built in Indiana, and even Ontario. When you couple that with the fact that folks in the South tend to favor domestic brands more than those in the North East and West Coast, your whole "confederate lackeys" remark sounds rather ignorant.
        Alex
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MAX
        Malibu, XTS LOL please
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        @MAX
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        artandcolour2010
        • 2 Years Ago
        First you correctly state that it's dumb for commenters to say that this car looks like that car, and that car looks like this car. Then you go right ahead and prove your point by saying the Malibu is a Camry rip off. There isn't one single line on the entire 'Bu that is even slightly redolent of the Camry, except they both have 4 wheels, 4 doors and head- and taillights.
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      JME1980
      • 2 Years Ago
      To those who say its tacky for Ford to use Aston Martin styling cues, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Id take this hands-down over the Daewoo-inspired Maliblob from Chevy.
        Elmo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JME1980
        Well considering the grille doesn't even remotely resemble an Aston grille, there is no imitation. Also, you ruined the rest of your comment by attacking the Malibu with giving false information about. Daewoo-inspired? Yeah, because everything on the Malibu is made by Daewoo, right? Well let's see: new 2.5L I4 and 2.0L I4 - Both developed by Opel Epsilon II platform - Developed by Opel Design - was pinned in the US and is built in the US
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        @JME1980
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      adam512
      • 2 Years Ago
      This looks like a spruced up Mitsubishi Lancer! IF it had a mitsubishi badge on the front it could get away with being a Galant replacement!
        gtv4rudy
        • 2 Years Ago
        @adam512
        I'm sorry, no way the new Fusion looks like a Mitsubishi Lancer. The Lancers' front end is uglier with a disproportionally too large of a grill.
        Jesus!
        • 2 Years Ago
        @adam512
        The Lancer imo was a rip off of the Volvo s40. You are prob refering to the headlight area which resembles the 13 Taurus tho and I can see your point but overall nothing else really looks like this minus other Fords. I wonder what the back is going look like!
        mmapying
        • 2 Years Ago
        @adam512
        its actually a toned down aston
      Brent Schmidt
      • 2 Years Ago
      This design is years old... Taken from Ford of Australia. The current Fusion looks much, much better.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Brent Schmidt
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        artandcolour2010
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Brent Schmidt
        link please. Doesn't look like any Ozzie Ford I could find. Unless you're of the school that all cars look alike these days.
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