The European Ford Fusion was vertically stretched version of the Ford Fiesta supermini produced by Ford Europe from 2002 to 2012 .
The design includes elements of both estates and multi-purpose vehicles . Extra height in relation to the Fiesta due to two roof racks , increased ground clearance and taller roof, which makes it roomier and more comfortable for taller drivers than normal in supermini, drawing closer to mini MPVs and SUV, mini .
Ford uses the name "Fusion" before the launch of the European Ford Focus, in communications with contractors working on elements of the publicity the launch of this model . The Ford did not reveal whether the late change to "Focus" was the result of a genuine change in its plans , or simply the desire to conceal the real name from the press until the company was ready to launch .
In November 2005 , a revised version of the Fusion went on sale. A number of cosmetic changes were introduced : both front and rear lights have new details ; And also modified bumpers , side shields and mirrors . In addition , a bright new color palette was .
Inside, the dashboard featured both a new design and high quality materials «soft touch». A new analogue instrument display has a style similar to the Mk 2 Ford Focus.
New , advanced technology was also available , including power - folding mirrors , automatic and «home-safe» headlights, automatic wipers , Bluetooth with voice control , Trip computer , MP3 player connectivity and Electronic Stability Programme .
In the United Kingdom , the car was available in Style +, Zetec and Titanium trim levels . (1, 2, 3 and " + " was trim levels for the original fusion).
Equipment for the entry-level 1 included a cassette player , central locking, and dual front airbags . The two featured electric heated mirrors , electric front windows , a CD player and air conditioning . The three added alloy wheels , front fog lights and alarm. The model + add bigger alloys and privacy glass . + This model was introduced in May 2002 .
A no-frills Crossover SUV version of the Fusion called the Ford EcoSport is produced in Brazil and sold in many countries of Latin America .