Ford finally comes up with a name that isn't already trademarked for their Mazda 6

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  1. TriShield

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    Ford names its new mid-sized sedan Fusion; summer '05 debut planned

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    By AUTOMOTIVE NEWS
    (08:32 July 26, 2004)

    DETROIT -- Ford Division will borrow a name from Europe for a new mid-sized sedan for North America.

    The sedan, built on a modified Mazda6 platform, will be called the Ford Fusion, Ford spokesman Jon Harmon says.

    It will go on sale in late summer 2005. The Fusion will be built in Hermosillo, Mexico.

    The company had planned to call it the Futura, but the Pep Boys chain of parts stores uses the name for a line of tires.

    In Europe, the Ford Fusion is a small wagon based on the Ford Fiesta car.

    The Fusion in North America will fit between the Focus and the Five Hundred, a sedan due in showrooms this fall. The Taurus will be phased out, possibly as early as mid-2005, says an industry source.

    The Fusion in North America will be the first of up to 10 Mazda6-based vehicles the company is developing for the Ford, Mercury and Lincoln brands.

    A gasoline-electric hybrid version of the Fusion is expected in 2007. Ford's modified Mazda6 platform is called CD3.

    Ford Division has decided to start each car name with the letter F.

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  2. 86 Bird

    86 Bird eh

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    Not bad looking....
     
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    anomaly If you weren't around for the original HA.net spli

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    You never know. :eek3:
     
  5. Dr. Woo

    Dr. Woo Guns don't kill people

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    No pic of the European Fusion? I'll go ahead.

    Ladies n' Gents, the ORIGINAL Ford Fusion.

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    Yay!

    And I'm cheering because they get to keep that one in Europe. :o
     
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    :eek3: 10 mazda 6 based vehicles.
     
  8. Evil_Jeanyus

    Evil_Jeanyus That's it Ellen, cup the balls.

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    hello g35
     
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    scrotomus you're a scumbag

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    fusion would be a good name for a hybrid :o
     
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    it reminds me of cts and tc mixed together
     
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    Holiday Switching to Runlevel 0

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    thank god they didnt use futura...so lame
     
  13. I want the Mondeo :wtc: :wtc: :wtc:
     
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    threeclaws R.I.P.

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    Do they know it looks like a tC?
     
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    Shiva Chaos i see boobies!

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    Our Fusion > Their Fusion


    Thank god they're getting rid of the taurus.
     
  17. TriShield

    TriShield Super Moderator® Super Moderator

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    The styling cues come straight from this concept, the Ford 427.

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    It doesn't look anything like a G35 or any other car. :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

    Such a shame they didn't extend them to the Five Hundred as well. :sad2:
     
  18. Josepi

    Josepi HA HA, I CHANGED MY AV

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    IB "Ford Fuck"

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    Dr. Woo Guns don't kill people

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    It's an SUV and hatch "fusion!" :eek3omg:

    Ugly as hell. You'd think Europe would get tired of all the hatchbacks...and they do. Look at all the Ford offerings:

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    It's dizzying.
     
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    Shiva Chaos i see boobies!

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    the Five Hundred looks kinda cute up close :o
     
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    threeclaws R.I.P.

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    Dr. Woo Guns don't kill people

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    Isn't this the original "Futura?"

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    Dr. Woo Guns don't kill people

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    I agree that the headlamps kind of resemble the G35...but the 427 is where it draws its influence (as TriShield said), and it's extremely obvious. A great-looking vehicle and I hope it's a real success for Ford.
     
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    reminds me of a cts and g35s combined. the front end anyway
     
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    Dr. Woo Guns don't kill people

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    :hsugh: Am I taking crazy pills or do they look NOTHING alike?
     

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