The Fusion which borrows styling cues from the 427 concept seen below, is Ford's replacement for the Taurus and is critical to Ford's survival.
I on the otherhand, like the new Fusion's styling. It's not a work of art, but it's nice clean crisp lines are a big breakout for Ford. The new Milan, Mercury twin to the Fusion, is a big stinking pile of mediocrity to be sure. But I believe the Fusion carries enough of the styling of the 427 concept to seem edgy and fresh. I also love the look of the new Zephyr, Lincoln's version of the Fusion.
I think the Fusion will find a warm welcome in the market. I do agree with AutoMuse, that buyers going up from Mustangs will not consider the Fusion their first choice. I belive many would cross lines to Chrysler and Dodge dealerships and go for the new Charger or Magnum, as well as the 300.