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    Re: NAIAS 2012: 2013 Ford Fusion

    Was expecting a little more from the interior, but the exterior downright great.
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    Re: NAIAS 2012: 2013 Ford Fusion

    Notice it has an electronic parking break?

    I am glad they kept it toned down.. this means the MKZ's interior will be a huge step above it.
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    Re: NAIAS 2012: 2013 Ford Fusion

    Looks like a production Evos. That's a good thing!
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    Re: NAIAS 2012: 2013 Ford Fusion

    That car is way hot . . . game on. Kind of feel sorry for the competitors.

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    Re: NAIAS 2012: 2013 Ford Fusion

    Quote Originally Posted by ausrutherford View Post
    Was expecting a little more from the interior, but the exterior downright great.
    I guess this is why they say looks are subjective....I feel the exact opposite. I really like that interior. Class leading IMO. The exterior is OK, but I think it will polarize some buyers

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    Quote Originally Posted by JuMPy View Post
    I guess this is why they say looks are subjective....I feel the exact opposite. I really like that interior. Class leading IMO. The exterior is OK, but I think it will polarize some buyers
    Well now that I see the interior straight on, it looks better than the first picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew L View Post
    Notice it has an electronic parking break?

    I am glad they kept it toned down.. this means the MKZ's interior will be a huge step above it.
    It also has paddle shifters instead of the toggle on the shifter. I wish the Focus had those.

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    Re: NAIAS 2012: 2013 Ford Fusion

    1.6 EB with a manual...HELLLOOOOOO!!!!!!

    Hybrid also comes with fold down seats.
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    Re: NAIAS 2012: 2013 Ford Fusion

    I guess the dash-gauge cluster and IP is copy and paste from the new Explorer because the midsize car segment in the USA is the hot spot for sales, and Americans seem happier with this conservative look. But IMO this dash execution does not match the premium, sporty exterior appearance at all. Quite disappointed with the dash, but again this is really an American needed element in this segment, with midsize sales in Euroland continuing to slide downwards, I can understand why Ford chose to go this route.

    One last comment, I absolutely hate the gauge cluster. I can take it in the hybrid, electric vehicles, but I don't think it has a place in the gas powered vehicles , these gauges should remain the standard tach and speedo with real needles, not some game boy video looking nonsense. That said the new is mucho improved over the terrible set up in the current Fusion, now that is just down right low rent looking stuff.

    edit...after digesting the dash a little more, I am wondering why Ford could not match the outer airflow vents to be symmetrical.
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    Notice the drivers side airflow vent is quite large and square aka from the MK S parts bin and the front paxs airflow vent is completely different design. Sorry lads but this is rubbish IMO, and can only hope Ford Europe adjusts this truck like dash into a more refined execution to match the premium look of the exterior.
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