Perfectly coinciding with the official unveiling of its sister sedan, the 2010 Ford Fusion, the 2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid was spotted recently by Automobile Mag cruising about town completely void of any camouflage. Unofficially revealed a month before its scheduled debut at the LA Auto show in November, the new Mercury Milan Hybrid is the most significant of many design revisions Ford has planned for the future market.
While neither the roofline nor the sidebody are drastic departures from the standard Mercury profile, the 2010 Milan’s front fascia has received a significant sanding. The curvature of the hood features an aggressive pronunciation now, creating a symmetrical “V” pattern that draws attention downward to the slightly revised, more prominent grill work. Illuminating the show on either side are a new set of LED’s that have been pushed inward and upward for a slightly Mercedes-Benz feel. The rear bodywork doesn’t appear to have undergone that much of an alteration, but it has put on a few pounds. While both the bumper and upper trunk line are noticeably softer than the those on the ’09 Milan, as is often the case, the curvy new body shape appears to have added some junk to the Milan’s trunk (you knew it was coming, why fight it?).
Overall, the 2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid’s curvy, full-size body definitely suggests opulence and is certainly a step in the right direction if Ford intends to return the Mercury line its former days of high-end popularity. Bottom line: I’ve been rooting for Ford from day 1, and even at the risk of sounding like Rob Schneider; you can do it guys.
2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid