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So I think the Co-Pilot 360 features are all already available but as options now Ford has made them standard which is nice. I hope to god they all become standard on Lincoln as well.
Almost certainly, hopefully we'll hear something about it if they chose to give it a marketing name.
 

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I'm not a big fan of the design changes since they seem to muck up a previous redesign that was pretty smart to begin with, those front corners seem to intentionally clash with the design to box out the fascia. The rear looks even more clumsy, especially the weird lower fascia trim that hides the exhaust. I prefer the chrome strip across the back than what they are doing here.

It's funny because in many ways the design changes remind me of the preliminary 2010 Fusion redesign that sported tall triangle-like inserts at the corners of the front bumper which were significantly scaled back in final production when Ford started forcing the trapezoidal details in their corporate fascias.




I agree with you, I think this is a step backwards. Such a small step though that I doubt many will even notice.
 

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See Im actually digging the changes made to the front end. Hoping the 8-speed was added to the 1.5, 2.0, and 2.7 Ecoboosts. Assuming well see some changes to the 2019 MKZ as well, which isnt a bad thing.
 

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So I think the Co-Pilot 360 features are all already available but as options now Ford has made them standard which is nice. I hope to god they all become standard on Lincoln as well.
I have to believe this would be a test/an indicator of the strength of Ford Motor Company’s commitment to its Lincoln luxury brand.

Surely—surely—Ford won’t allow such a suite of safety equipment to be made standard, to great fanfare, on Ford’s more plebeian models and not also include it on their luxury line (even if under a different name for marketing purposes).


[(“And don’t call me Shirley.”) Sorry. Couldn’t resist.]
 
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Not a fan of the new fog lights. Not as sleek looking, but not a deal breaker either.

What I can't believe, however, is that they're still using that **** old school antenna! I'm pretty sure every competitor has a shark fin, and I've seen a bunch of Fusion owners upgrade to an aftermarket shark fin.
 
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What I can't believe, however, is that they're still using that **** old school antenna! I'm pretty sure every competitor has a shark fin, and I've seen a bunch of Fusion owners upgrade to an aftermarket shark fin.
I have the old antenna, and it has the best reception I've ever had in a vehicle.
 

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has anyone had the time/energi/patience to figure out if Lincolns have all the features already??

"...Details about the 2019 Ford Fusion were released today ahead of its official release next week at the New York Auto Show. The styling has been refreshed ever-so-slightly, but the big news comes on the equipment front.

Ford's Co-Pilot360 Protect suite of accident avoidance tech will now be standard on every trim level, including automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot and rear-cross-traffic warning systems, automatic highbeams and automatic wipers..."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMRI64dm2vc
does this 360 copilot system has traffic sign recognition? Does Lincoln already have it?
 

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afaik the question is does ANYone in the U.S have it?
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the answer [prolley] is:
the States are sooooo disorganized, No system can handle it all :angel >:) :nerd:​
Hahaha lol
Thanks for the info 2b2 but I read that Toyota has it, at least some kind of: part of Toyota safety sense (road sign assist)
 

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I like the newer look. I like the whole front end of this car.

The back end is too boxy. I have the 2-18 Focus EV and they eliminated the chrome lip piece which I think made the last car look cheap.
 

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Europe also never got our 2017 refresh so things have already diverged, but this will probably be a bigger departure since US Fusion did not receive any of the mechanical upgrades it was scheduled to get along with other Fords, like the new Transmissions and revised engines. I imagine the Mondeo will get the new EcoBlue engines and 8-speed transmission, among other larger improvements.
 

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https://www.autoweek.nl/nieuws/halve-facelift-voor-ford-mondeo/
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Ford gives the Mondeo in Europe a remarkable 'half facelift'. The Mondeo Wagon already gets the tailgate of the facelifted model.
Ford has a remarkable Mondeo policy in Europe. The current generation, called Fusion in the United States, appeared on the market in North America at the beginning of 2012, while we had to wait until 2013 in Europe. Closing Ford Genk, where the car would be manufactured for the European market, meant that in Ford's plant in Valencia, Valencia had to be radically rebuilt to make way for the Mondeo production line. In 2016, the Fusion in the United States already under the knife and in March this year the car was again updated for the American market. In Europe we still do not have a facelifted Mondeo, although Ford has tacitly introduced a kind of 'intermediate version'.

Do not be surprised if you see a Mondeo Wagon with a new tailgate. In the Netherlands, but also in Belgium, Mondeo's Wagon is now running around with a new tailgate, where a wide chrome strip runs over the rear and continues in the rear light units. Indeed, the tailgate that was recently caught on a packed Mondeo. Remarkably, these Mondeo's Wagon at the front not significantly changed. In any case, they do not have the new headlight units that were given a place on Fusion in the United States in 2016. Both the Mondeo Sedan and the Mondeo Hatchback remain optically unchanged.

Inquire at Ford Netherlands that this remarkable series of Mondeo's is an intermediate version, a modified version that meets Euro 6.2 standards. "This change was implemented in June, so the first cars have to drive around in the Netherlands," explains the spokesperson at AutoWeek. "Furthermore, it is mainly a WLTP update, the emissions and the option packages have been adjusted." Ford promises later this year with more information about the fully facelifted Mondeo to come, a bijpuntsession in which the saloon and the hatchback are updated. This complete facelift involves more than the changes on the intermediate version. To be continued.

 

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Not really keen on the changes tbh but eh , if it runs well that's most that matters imo, but still they could've made some better looking modifications
 
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