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2020 Ford Fusion Gets New Iconic Silver Color: First Look

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The 2020 model year will become the last for the Ford Fusion in North America, at least in its current sedan form. Those who are beholden to the nameplate should be excited for the Fusion’s rebirth as a crossover-like wagon, which we have spied undergoing testing in mule form last October.

But despite its impending discontinuation, the Fusion did see a few changes and updates for the 2020 model year, including the addition of three new exterior colors:¬†Alto Blue Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, and Iconic Silver. Here’s our first look at the new Iconic Silver hue.

2020 Ford Fusion Iconic Silver JS 005

Availability

Assigned order code JS, Iconic Silver is one of seven metallic color options available for the 2020 Ford Fusion. In fact, Ford offers a total of eight exterior color options for the 2020 Fusion, including:

  • Rapid Red
  • Velocity Blue
  • Magnetic
  • Iconic Silver
  • Alto Blue
  • White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat
  • Agate Black
  • Oxford White

Notably, Oxford White is the only non-metallic color offered for the sedan.

The new Iconic Silver color is included in the base price of the 2020 Fusion. It is also available in conjunction with all interior color combinations and all trim levels.

Ford Fusion Trim Levels:

  • S
  • SE
  • Hybrid SE
  • SEL
  • Hybrid SEL
  • Titanium
  • Hybrid Titanium

Ford Fusion Interior Color Combinations:

  • Ebony
  • Medium Light Stone
  • Russet
  • Light Putty

2020 Ford Fusion Iconic Silver JS 004

2020 Ford Fusion Launch Timeframe

As of this writing, the 2020 Fusion is already available at the retail level, since the Ford Flat Rock factory in Michigan has been producing 2020 model year units for the past few months. Models in the Iconic Silver color are already on dealer lots, but availability varies by dealer, so check with yours for complete details.

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Comments

  1. Ken Lichtig

    Ford’s CEO’s decision to cancel their automobiles except Mustang basically handing potential customers over to the competition. This is a costly mistake relying on only Crossovers–SUV & P/U Trucks.

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  2. Don Hayes

    Please Ford. Rethink your decision to stop selling the Fusion sedan in the US. The car has a fantastic look and it’s worth a redesign adding the new rear wheel/Awd chassis from the Explorer. Offer three models like a base, a platinum and a real performance ST. The Fusion sold well From 2016 through 2019 considering in 2019 the announcement was made of it’s future demise along with little to no advertising devoted to the Fusion

    2016 265,840
    2017 209,623
    2018 173,600
    2019 166,045

    I know these comments will never reach the decision makers at Ford, but having been a devoted fan of Ford for years currently owning a purchased new 2017 Edge Sport that belongs to my wife. I decided I nolonger wanted to drive an SUV and traded my 2017 Escape for a sedan. My Escape was an excellent SUV, but I decided I wanted a luxury type sedan that offered performance. The pricey Fusion Sport was nolonger available and the one Taurus SHO at my dealership was also pricey, at the time offered zero rebates and very limited discounts. Yes. I love the Mustang. But I needed something roomier that wasn’t an SUV. I ended up purchasing a loaded 2018 black Chrysler 300C Hemi demo with 6000 miles for $16,000 less than the 2019 SHO or the discountinued Fusion Sport. It has more passenger room and performance than the SHO or Fusion Sport at a price of a basically equipped Fusion SEL. It makes me wonder how is Ford losing money selling the Fusion. I love my older design Chrysler 300C which may be discountinued in a few years and there are still those who purchase sedans. In this case, at least for now. You’ve lost a customer and I’m sure many more along the way with your decision to discountinue selling sedans in the country that built the Ford brand.

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    1. Bob Dobson

      I concur with your comments 100%. The Fusion was an excellent mid size sedan and it had a massive presence in Rental and Government Fleets. I think what we are going to see is the Fusion badge on an all new CUV.

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  3. FPVfan

    Honestly, I have to agree that it is a bad idea to discontinue the Fusion. However, I wouldn’t have wanted to see the Fusion continue on as a FWD based sedan. The Design of the current generation fusion has so much potential and it would be a shame to see such a beautiful design die because Ford couldn’t get their act together. I’ll lay it out real simple here, Ford has the new CD6 modular platform that underpins the brand new Ford Explorer. Ford also has a plethora of ecoboost engines along with a trio of very nice transmission options and a great knowledge of AWD systems. Ford could easily tweak the Fusion’s design slightly and make a rear wheel drive based version of the Fusion and drop in a few different Ecoboost engines. At the bottom of this list, we have the 252hp 2.0L Ecoboost 4-cylinder turbo. You take that engine and mate it to a 10-speed automatic with AWD and you have yourself a great base model commuter with excellent fuel economy and all-weather capability. Just above that, you have the Fusion Hybrid Vignale with a 1.0L 3cylinder Hybrid powertrain that may pump out 230hp with 300lb-ft of torque with AWD, a 300mi electric range and luxury amenities. Once you have those down, you can move to the performance variants such as the ST, RS, GT and SHO. All of these vehicles should have performance AWD systems, of course they should be more advanced as the trim levels go up. Starting with the ST, the 350hp/350tq 2.3L Ecoboost engine should power this car with a 10-speed automatic transmission, AWD, torque vectoring differentials, Brembo brakes, dual exhaust, ST Aero package, ST Appearance package and a few other things. the RS should have the 400hp/415tq 3.0L Ecoboost V6 with the 10-speed auto and it’s own RS specific equipment, similar to what the current Mustang GT performance pack 1 has. The GT should have the 450hp/510tq 3.5L Ecoboost V6 with the GT350 chassis and suspension equipment, a 10-speed auto and an optional 7-speed DCT with its own aero and appearance package and the SHO should get a detuned 550hp version of the Ford GT super car engine with the GT500 suspension and chassis along with its own aero and appearance package.

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  4. trailhiker

    I wonder if they will even restart production, or start to convert the assembly line over instead.

    The Fusion was a great car. I have one, and it just feels like it hits the perfect spot for me, but like many people, there are maybe a dozen times a year I wish it was a wagon. With no wagons available, people then chose CUVs.

    Sedan sales have been off lately. Even Accord has a hard time selling 20K a month, when they sold almost twice that in years past.

    My next vehicle might be an Edge (only if it looks nothing like the new Escape or new Explorer), an older Explorer, or maybe a Ranger.

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