Preview: 2006 Ford Fusion

Compact four-door joins the Five Hundred as Ford fractures its Taurus niche into pieces.

The introduction this week of the Ford Fusion marks the end of the monolithic four-door sedan, at least in Ford's estimation. While the Japanese competition - read Accord and Camry - continue to ply about 400,000 copies of their mid-size four-doors on the American market, Ford is taking a different tack.

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