The cars of 2013: No shows
These are the cars you won't see in 2013
Posted: 22 Feb 2013
It seems like this will be due a facelift by the time we get to drive it. The old Mazda-based Ford Fusion in the US was replaced by a new car that would also replace our Mondeo. But the US needed its car first. And in the States cars are shown ages before they go on sale. So, though we saw it in January 2012 at Detroit, it met customers there only two months ago. Meanwhile, our version was delayed because some of the trumpeted high-tech features, such as effective voice recognition, didn't work properly. ThenFord announced that, in an attempt to turn around its £900m-a-year European loss, it wanted to close the factory in Genk, Belgium that was due to build it. By the time the production line is installed in Spain, we won't get the car until late 2014 - almost three years after we saw it.