Ford Fusion (Mazda 6) Spied

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  1. TriShield

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    Due to an embargo agreement with Ford, we’re not yet allowed to tell you about Ford’s next midsizer, the Fusion. But that deal doesn’t apply to AutoWeek reader Richard Smith of Chicago who snagged this nice shot of the 2006 model. Send us your spy shots. If we publish them, you’ll get a yearlong subscription to AutoWeek (or a 12-month extension of your current sub). Send to [email protected] or to AutoWeek, 1155 Gratiot Ave., Detroit MI 48207-2997 (attention: SpyPix). Include your name, address, phone number and subscriber number (if applicable).

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    From Edmunds - The Fusion is aimed directly at midsize sedan stars such as Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima. An all-aluminum 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine will be standard with an optional 3.0-liter V6 available. Both power plants will drive the front wheels and there will be a choice of manual, automatic or continuously variable transmissions. The Fusion will also be offered with a hybrid power plant. It's the same system that will power the Escape Hybrid -- a 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a 65 kilowatt electric motor and a 28 kW generator to charge a 300-volt nickel-metal-hydride battery -- which has impressive initial fuel consumption figures of 35 to 40 mpg in city driving.

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  2. TriShield

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    HOT. Lots of cues from the awesome 427 concept.

    This is what the Five Hundred should have looked like (besides having a better engine and RWD). :mad:
     
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    Exactly
     
  4. animated2

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    looks nice
    but its a Ford so it sucks
     
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  6. frankelefritzsux

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    d drive it
     
  7. Shiva Chaos

    Shiva Chaos i see boobies!

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    mother fucker. That thing is wider than my mazda 6. that would look awesome with a drop.
     
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    its about time Ford came out with something to compete with the Camry and Accord rather than the Taurus. It actually doesn't look too bad :hs:
     
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    sorta resembles the shape of the caddy CTS i think
     
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    Dr_Trac doh!@

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    i'd take the mazda. :o
     
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    I can kinda see that, but the first pic kinda reminds me of the G35 sedan :dunno:
     
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    Seifer Abort your Babies!

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    ugly as hell in my opinion. those headlights are horrible, same with the grill
     
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    When is Ford going to turn the 3.0 Duratec into a 3.5L or something? It was a pretty nice new engine when the Escape came out but the competition has had years to catch up and pass it.
     
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    Josepi HA HA, I CHANGED MY AV

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    My 5th gen Prelude has headlights like that...from 1997. :mamoru:
     
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    Looks like result of:
    Opel Vectra --> :buttsex: <-- Cadillac STS
     
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    Icck. The concept drawing looked decent. The real thing looks like a cheap imitation of a CTS.
     
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    IBitoutsellsthe5003to1
     
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    IBturboAWDversion
     
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    Ford's design direction is all over the place. :o
     
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    I still like the 6
     
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    Get with the program and get a bigger V6 going, 220 HP isn't cutting it anymore, 250 is now the standard.
     
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    Ford likes weak V6s. :o
     
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    i think the five hundred is a very nice looking automobile
     

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