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Per yesterday's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin) the following timetable has been announced for the 2018MY Balance Out & 2019MY Job #1.



  • 03/02/2018 - 2018MY Fleet Final Order Due Date
  • 03/22/2018 - 2018MY Last Day to Spec Change
  • 06/09/2018 - 2018MY Job Last Date


  • 03/12/2018 - 2019MY Order Bank Open Date
  • 04/12/2018 - 2019MY Scheduling Begins
  • 06/11/2018 - 2019MY Job #1 Date


The 2019MY Fusion Order Guide should be released to dealers on or about the date that the USOB (Unscheduled Order Bank) opens.

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So much for my theory of 2019 being a new model 😒

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So much for my theory of 2019 being a new model

So, are the rumors true about the Fusion being cancelled after 2019?

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So, are the rumors true about the Fusion being cancelled after 2019?

🤷🏼‍♂️ Who knows?

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Per yesterday's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin) here's the revised production timetable for the 2018/2019 Ford Fusion.

 

  • 04/20/2018 - 2018MY Fleet Final Order Due Date
  • 06/07/2018 - 2018MY Last Day to Spec Change
  • 08/10/2018 - 2018MY Job Last Date

 

  • 05/14/2018 - 2019MY Order Bank Open Date
  • 06/21/2018 - 2019MY Scheduling Begins
  • 08/13/2018 - 2019MY Job #1 Date

The 2019 Ford Fusion Order Guide will be released to Dealers on or about the date that the USOB (Unscheduled Order Bank) opens and will be uploaded to the Order Guide Section as soon as it's available.

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How could there been a new model? No prototypes, no announcements. What platform? 2020 redesign was announced as cancelled.

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How could there been a new model? No prototypes, no announcements. What platform? 2020 redesign was announced as cancelled.

Easy, they dont change a damn thing. If anything, strip features and increase the price.

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They don't need 50 million option combinations of 4 door cars anymore. Purple with red interior, power windows, but manual locks and steering, but power brakes. That was the go-go 60's, when Big 3 had cash to burn.

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They don't need 50 million option combinations of 4 door cars anymore. Purple with red interior, power windows, but manual locks and steering, but power brakes. That was the go-go 60's, when Big 3 had cash to burn.

Nobody is saying that, chill bro.

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Per Friday's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin) here's the revised production timetable for the 2018/2019 Ford Fusion.

  • 04/20/2018 - 2018MY Fleet Final Order Due Date
  • 06/07/2018 - 2018MY Last Day to Spec Change
  • 08/03/2018 - 2018MY Job Last Date

  • 05/14/2018 - 2019MY Order Bank Open Date
  • 06/21/2018 - 2019MY Scheduling Begins
  • 08/13/2018 - 2019MY Job #1 Date

The 2019 Ford Fusion Order Guide will be released to Dealers on or about the date that the USOB (Unscheduled Order Bank) opens and will be uploaded to the Order Guide Section as soon as it's available.

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Here's the latest information available for the 2018/2019MY Fusion production schedule from yesterday's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin).



  • 05/04/2018 - 2018MY Fleet Final Order Due Date
  • 06/07/2018 - 2018MY Last Day to Spec Change
  • 08/03/2018 - 2018MY Job Last Date


  • 05/14/2018 - 2019MY Order Bank Open Date
  • 06/21/2018 - 2019MY Scheduling Begins
  • 08/13/2018 - 2019MY Job #1 Date

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So much for my theory of 2019 being a new model

 

 

So, are the rumors true about the Fusion being cancelled after 2019?

 

 

It doesn't look good for Ford cars:

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2018/04/26/ford-has-been-synonymous-with-cars-for-more-than-a-century-thats-about-to-change/

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And "so much" for any next generation Fusion "sedans". Maybe an active model CUV?

 

It's like when the MN12 or Panther was dropped.

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I had a meeting with our Ford Zone Manager on Wednesday to do the "wholesale" allocation for June, July and August production (varies by model) and not surprisingly the subject of Ford's recent announcement was discussed. Ford's telling their dealer taht the Fusion will be available for at least 3-4 years. Great. It was announced months ago that Ford had cancelled development of the next generation Fusion and informed suppliers of it. The damage was done with the initial announcement and now Ford's trying to walk it back since they haven't said anything about the final Fusion production timetable. If so, it mean that the Fusion will likely go 10 years without a redesign which is a lot like what they did years ago with the Taurus. Unfortunately, it seems like the Fusion will follow in the Taurus' footsteps and become irrelevant in the marketplace. Further, it seems that Dearborn never learns from its past mistakes and just keeps repeating them.

 

Further adventures to follow from Ford's CEO who's claim to fame is reinventing the office furniture environment while at Steelcase!

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They have a good plan, just terrible communication.

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Here's the updated information available for the 2018/2019MY Fusion production schedule from yesterday's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin).

  • 05/04/2018 - 2018MY Fleet Final Order Due Date
  • 06/07/2018 - 2018MY Last Day to Spec Change
  • 08/03/2018 - 2018MY Job Last Date

  • 05/14/2018 - 2019MY Order Bank Open Date
  • 06/21/2018 - 2019MY Scheduling Begins
  • 08/14/2018 - 2019MY Job #1 Date

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The 2019 Fusion USOB (Unscheduled Order Bank) is due to open today. The order guide has not yet been released but will be uploaded to the Order Guide Section as soon as it becomes available.

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The 2019 Fusion Order Guide has still not been released to Dealers yet but they've started loading some of the information into the WBDO Ordering System. No pricing is available yet so only minimal information is available so far.

 

  • Fusion SEL model added
  • Sport AWD - #400A package only w/Navigation & Power Moonroof included
  • Titanium - Navigation & Power Moonroof included

New Russet interior trim on certain models and new "Active" trim on some models.

 

New colors include Rich Copper Metallic, Velocity Blue & Agate Black.

 

I'll provide additional information and the order guide as soon as it's available.

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lots of info ...including color examples but no mention of "active" trim



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Ford has posted the 2019 Fusion announcing that the USOB (Unscheduled Order Bank) will open today. The 2019 Fusion Order Guide should be released later today and will be uploaded to the Order Bank Section as soon as it becomes available.

 

KEY PRODUCT DETAILS:

Launching Ford Co-Pilot360:

Ford Co-Pilot360 Protect™ includes (standard on all 2019 Fusion):
o Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) (Pedestrian Detection, Forward Collision Warning, Dynamic Brake Support)
o BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert
o Lane-Keeping System includes Lane-Keeping Alert, Lane-
o Keeping Aid and Driver Alert System
o Rear View Camera
o Auto-High Beam Headlamps

 

Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist™ includes (standard on Titanium, Sport, and all EVs):
o Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go
o Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation System with SiriusXM Traffic and Travel
Link® (8-inch touchscreen)

 

KEY PRODUCT ACTIONS:
o Reduced complexity from 1,954 orderable configurations to 36 orderable configurations
• Added SEL Series (Gas/HEV)
• Eliminated Platinum Series (Gas/HEV/PHEV)
• Eliminated S Series (HEV)
o Standardized Co-Pilot360 Protect™ on all 2019 Fusion
o Standardized Co-Pilot360 Assist™ on Titanium, Sport, and all EVs – Optional on S, SE, and SEL
o Standardized 1.5L EcoBoost on SE Gas

 

19MY FUSION DESIGN:

Fusion features new front and rear styling including new grilles featuring a five-bar design finished in chrome on S, SE and SEL models and new chrome mesh on Titanium. This sleeker Fusion also gets a new trunk lid panel, fog lamps and LED tail lamps. Two new wheel designs on the 16” Steel with Silver-painted wheel and 18” Premium-painted Aluminum wheel and fresh color palettes inside and out. New to the exterior is Agate Black, Rich Copper Metallic Tinted Clearcoat and Velocity Blue. New to interior is Light Putty replacing Medium Light Stone on SE Appearance Package, Russet replacing Medium Soft Ceramic on Titanium and Ebony replacing Dark Earth Gray on V6 Sport.

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Here's the updated information available for the 2018/2019MY Fusion production schedule from Friday's FDNB (Fleet Distribution News Bulletin).



  • 05/04/2018 - 2018MY Fleet Final Order Due Date
  • 06/07/2018 - 2018MY Last Day to Spec Change
  • 08/03/2018 - 2018MY Job Last Date


  • 05/21/2018 - 2019MY Order Bank Open Date
  • 06/21/2018 - 2019MY Scheduling Begins
  • 08/14/2018 - 2019MY Job #1 Date


The 2019 Fusion Order Guide should be released to Dealers later this morning and will be uploaded to the Order Guide Section as soon as it's available.

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The 2019 Fusion & 2019 Fusion Energi Order Guides have been uploaded to the Order Guide Section!

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Was wondering if I can get any insight here on my situation. Ordered a 2018 Fusion Energi 2 weeks ago. Currently, being told that it's possible that it won't be made due to "production schedules, allocation and available commodities", and that we might have to get a 2019. I have no problem getting a 2019 instead, but have no idea what the pricing would be (A-Plan), nor the incentives (2018 has $10,250 rebates for leasing). I know that the 2019 will have a $4,600 tax credit instead of $4,007 (which on leasing goes to Ford but incentives should reflect increase). Also, if we're one of the first in line for a 2019, it should get made mid-August and delivered around Labor Day, correct? Any insight much appreciated. I like the idea of getting a newer model year for depreciation, and the larger battery pack, but don't want to have significantly different pricing.

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2019 Fusion pricing has now been loaded into the WBDO (Web Based Dealer Order) Ordering System so that Dealers can start placing orders into the USOB (Unscheduled Order Bank).

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Was wondering if I can get any insight here on my situation. Ordered a 2018 Fusion Energi 2 weeks ago. Currently, being told that it's possible that it won't be made due to "production schedules, allocation and available commodities", and that we might have to get a 2019. I have no problem getting a 2019 instead, but have no idea what the pricing would be (A-Plan), nor the incentives (2018 has $10,250 rebates for leasing). I know that the 2019 will have a $4,600 tax credit instead of $4,007 (which on leasing goes to Ford but incentives should reflect increase). Also, if we're one of the first in line for a 2019, it should get made mid-August and delivered around Labor Day, correct? Any insight much appreciated. I like the idea of getting a newer model year for depreciation, and the larger battery pack, but don't want to have significantly different pricing.

 

Final 2018 Fusion scheduling will be done next Thursday, May 31st. Your Dealer already knows what remaining allocation they have available for 2018 Fusion Energi scheduling. Ford always tries to schedule retail orders so it's still possible it will get scheduled, even if your Dealer doesn't have 2018 Fusion Energi allocation remaining. Considering how close it is to "Balance Out" for 2018MY Fusion scheduling, your Dealer should have given your retail order number and body code to their Ford Zone Manager, if they haven't already done so, so that the Regional Scheduler could reprioritize your order at priority code "01" to try to force the ordering system to schedule your vehicle. It's to late to get this done for tomorrow's scheduling but it's still possible for next week unless there's an Energi commodity issue.

 

I just checked this afternoon's "Scheduling Toolbox" for tomorrow's scheduling and it states that the plant is full for this week's scheduling and that allocation will roll over to next week. As such, next week's 2018 Fusion scheduling will cover this week's allocation and next week's.

 

I'd suggest contacting your Dealer and asking if they've contacted Ford about reprioritizing your order to "01", etc.

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