The mid-life refresh sees a great new interior for the Ford Fusion
The refresh added two more trim level options - Platinum and Sport.
Over and above the trims already in play, the refresh added two more trim level options - Platinum and Sport. While the entry model S has good standard features, it’s still the bottom of the range, but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad option, more like it’s an option for someone in the market who has a smaller budget. The best trim available would be the Platinum. Inside you have the immediate impression of quality; the materials look and feel good purely because they are. In the Ford Fusion Platinum we find a leather wrapped steering wheel, instrument panel and door trims while the stylish power adjustable (up front) seats are also leather covered with a diamond-stitching pattern that have taken the Ford to a new level. This all makes for an interior that’s a rather nice place to be, the new upgrades have made a very good car even better. The gear selector has been replaced with a rotary selector knob as seen in the likes of Jaguar, this frees up storage space in the center console and leaves a less complicated area with better access. There are cup holders that will take average sized cans or bottles and there’s a separate section dedicated to phone storage. Gauge cluster is digital and has a great layout, flanking the speedometer on either side are screens that relay drive and car information back to the driver with the left side being able to change between a few different displays. Depending on what information you want to see there’s consumption figures, a tachometer and speed information. On the hybrid there’s a screen that will teach you to drive with better fuel economy, along with a guide to show where energy is being used and how to manage it more efficiently.