Fans of the Ford SVT Contour (don't be ashamed - they're monsters on an autocross course) will have to hold onto their rides a while longer, as Ford is stating that an SVT version of the new Fusion may still be a few years out. The strategy here is to wait for Fusion sales to cool down before unleashing a hot-rod model, but in today's marketplace with fast-shifting demand we've got to question this approach. Then again, the car seems good enough to maintain its momentum even without a "halo" model, and those looking for go-fast goodies can likely depend on the aftermarket to come through, given the thorough treatment of the Fusion at last week's SEMA show. Make no mistake, though - we still want to see more factory tuner models in the showroom right now, especially in the often-boring midsize sedan class.
Related Fusion posts:
2006 Ford Fusion SEL V6: In the Autoblog Garage Day 1
2006 Ford Fusion SEL V6: In the Autoblog Garage Day 2-3
Real pics of Ford's tuner Fusions for SEMA
More pics of Ford Fusion tuner vehicles set for SEMA
Euro In-Fusion by Street Scene [SEMA]