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2013 Ford Fusion prototype spied on the street

Fri, 29 Apr 2011

The Ford Fusion sedan is not that far away from shifting to a global platform that will also spawn a new Mondeo for European markets. Now prototypes of the new 2013 Ford Fusion have been captured running around on public streets.

Despite the camouflage, it's easy to see that the 2013 Fusion is getting some significant changes. Those changes include new styling for the headlights, grille and taillights. Note the new character line that runs between the bottom of the prototype's greenhouse and just above the door handles. It also angles upward toward the rear of the car.

The tarp on the prototype's roof makes us think that there's an extra-large sunroof, or maybe something exotic such as some solar cells, hidden underneath.

It should be no surprise that the 2013 Ford Fusion uses an EcoBoost four-cylinder engine. And the platform switch makes it likely that the new Fusion, and its Lincoln MKZ cousin, could be a few inches smaller than the current models.

Check out the gallery. We've included some shots of the current Fusion for comparison purposes.

By Dale Jewett