September 13, 2004

Sneak Peek - 2006 Ford

Sneak Peek - 2006 Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan/Lincoln Zephyr

Ford Fusion
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Lincoln Zephyr
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Ford Fusion to share Mazda chassis

One of Ford Motor Co.'s new mid-size triplets, the all-new 2006 Fusion sedan will be joined by the Mercury Milan and the Lincoln Zephyr. While all three four-doors share a common chassis that is derived from the Mazda6 (Mazda Motor Corp. is Ford's Japanese affiliate) each will feature unique sheet metal and a distinctive cabin. Suppliers say the front-wheel-drive Fusion and Milan will be powered by a twin-cam 3.0-liter V-6 engine mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. The Zephyr will be offered in an all-wheel-drive edition. Scheduled to go on sale in fall 2005, the Fusion and the Milan will be publicly unveiled in January at the Detroit auto show. The Zephyr made its formal debut earlier this year at the New York show.

Posted by Quality Weenie at September 13, 2004 01:57 PM