Report – Ford has confirmed 2017 Fusion is headed for NAIAS image

It appears the refreshed 2017 Fusion midsize sedan will have its official worldwide public introduction during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this coming January.

The second largest US automaker has been keeping the details concerning the Fusion close to its heart, though the rumor mill has been spinning around this one as well, with spy shots and leaked documents revealing it would boast a minor refresh job. Nevertheless, the company has confirmed now the 2017 Fusion will stage its premiere on January 11 during the Detroit auto show. Ford hasn’t delivered a teaser picture yet, though the guys over at Motor Authority shared a photo of a car tucked neatly under a cover and having a sign reading “Top Secret: Do not move until 01.11.2016”. An even juicier rumor is the US automaker is not only preparing the regular 2017 Fusion for reveal, but also its Fusion Energi eco-conscious plug-in hybrid version.

We can already say the most important changes to the Fusion’s styling will have to do with the front – with modified headlights and radiator grille, and also boasting new LED daytime running lights and update chrome trim. We’re also rooting for a refreshed engine lineup and the addition of the Sync 3 infotainment system alongside more upscale materials in the cabin. We’re also expecting the Fusion update to hit the European continent in the form of a facelifted Mondeo, if not immediately in March during the Geneva motor show at least later on during the fall auto show season.

Via Motor Authority