Ford Rethinks the Car Interior in the 2017 Fusion
As the number of devices people carry around continues to grow, Ford has had to rethink the car interior to add more storage space and connectivity options for today’s latest devices. Around one in three Americans now own a smartphone, a tablet and a computer, an increase of 140 percent from just three years ago.
In the 2017 Ford Fusion, there is now 59 percent more storage for devices versus the previous model, thanks to a variety of ergonomic enhancements. New easy to reach bins throughout the cabin provide more space and there is now a dedicated new phone pocket and an area for small coins.
The revamped media bin found under the 8-inch touch screen now has a lighted USB port for easy connectivity, and the new arrangement allows for better cord management so your USB cable doesn’t tangle or snag. Fusion drivers will now be able to easily connect their smartphone to the available SYNC 3 system with AppLink.
A new rotary gear shift dial replaces the old style shifter found in the previous Fusion, freeing up valuable space on the center console in addition to being more aesthetically pleasing. Ford also moved the driver-assist controls and the electronic parking brake switch to more intuitive locations, which also allowed for a longer armrest for improved driver comfort.
With 68 percent of U.S. adults now owning a smartphone, Ford has updated SYNC 3 across its entire lineup with new features and apps. The addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto makes connecting your iPhone or Android phone easier than ever, giving customers access to their favorite apps and voice controls right from the vehicle’s touch screen.
To experience the new streamlined, open and airier interior in the 2017 Ford Fusion, visit us today at 5 Star Ford in North Richland Hills, Texas.