Normally when you think of Ford Fusion (or Mondeo, as it’s known in Europe) taking design inspiration from another car, your thoughts immediately go to the Aston Martin-esque front grille. And rightly so – Ford’s decision to unashamedly adopt a family grille whose shape is much like that of the British sports car maker has received a lot of press, especially given that Ford used to own Aston Martin. However, this is not the only case of the Blue Oval taking design inspiration from cars produced by a brand it used to own.
Another example is the rear of the recently-facelifted Ford Fusion/Mondeo, for which Ford adopted a chrome bar that runs the whole width of the car, much like that seen on the previous-generation Jaguar XF. Of course, with its elegant RWD proportions the XF is the better-looking of the two (arguably, it looks better than the model that replaced it, too), but there is no denying the fact that the new rear treatment has lifted the previously dowdy-looking Fusion/Mondeo. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, indeed!