And once they're gone, they're gone for good.
Earlier this month, we reported that production had officially ended for the Ford Fusion as well as its more luxurious corporate cousin, the Lincoln MKZ. Neither midsize sedan will see a direct replacement. Both are victims of Ford's plan to end sales of traditional cars in North America, save for the Mustang. Of course, this may not be a decision that lasts forever, but the segment the Blue Oval once dominated, such as with the Taurus, has been abandoned for the foreseeable future. However, just because Fusion production has ended doesn't mean you can't still buy one.
In fact, Ford would very much like to sell off its remaining Fusion stock and this month's offer is quite enticing. There's currently a $4,000 discount of select models available nationwide, with the sole exception of the New York City region, where there's a $3,000 discount.
In addition, buyers can get 0 percent APR for 72 months when financing with Ford Credit. Those who live in the Los Angeles market are also eligible for a $1,000 cashback rebate. These offers are valid through the end of this month, but we expect to either see them continue next month, especially as Labor Day approaches. It's also possible September could offer even more attractive incentives. And yes, all Fusion trims are eligible.
The base Fusion S normally carries a starting price of $25,010, the Hybrid begins at $29,840, while the top of the line Titanium PHEV will normally set you back by $36,840. Those prices do include the $995 destination fee.
In order to be eligible for these offers, interested customers need to take delivery by August 31. As the Fusion heads into the sunset, the Hermosillo production facility charged with building it will instead be updated to accommodate the new Bronco Sport.
Interestingly, there have also been sightings of a new crossover-wagon-like Ford vehicle wearing plenty of camouflage. This potential Subaru Outback competitor could possibly retain the Fusion nameplate in some capacity, such as Fusion Active, but nothing has been confirmed at this time.