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2013-01-16 14:57

IS THAT A FORD? The Ford Fusion sports a bigger and more assertive grille.

DETROIT, Michigan - Ford is heating up its grilles, particularly on its Fusion model, which has jettisoned the old, bulky shutters that go back years and embraced a wide, bold grille with numerous thin blades.

Consumer Reports' Jake Fisher says the grille helps the midsize family sedan, shown at the 2013 Detroit auto show, "evoke the looks of an Aston-Martin" -adding to the mystique and brand identity without adding to the bottom line.


Ford hopes to at last overtake Toyota Camry sales with the new Fusion, helped by a more assertive trapezoidal grille.

There are other grilles providing artistic thrills at Detroit: When the light hits it just right, the angular brushed-metal grille of Hyundai's new luxury concept car shows off at least a dozen small inverted triangles that appear behind horizontal bars.

The wide-mouth grille has a bunch of tiny holes, and the angles reflect light. It's just one of many new styling cues on the HCD-14 Genesis which, Hyundai says, is the direction it will take the next generation of its luxury cars the Genesis and Equus.

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