ROMEO, MI – Ford Motor Co. confirms its Mazda6-based midsize Ford sedan, slated for ’06, will be called the Fusion when it bows late next year alongside Mercury and Lincoln derivatives in the U.S. The Fusion slots in as a C-segment replacement for the long-running Ford Taurus, which eventually will go out of production. Calling the Fusion name one of its “worst-kept secrets” because of recent reports suggesting its inevitability, Greg Smith, Ford’s newly appointed executive vice ...

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