Even now, in spy-shot form, the 2010 Mercury Milan is taking a backseat to the Ford Fusion. But Ford is at least trying to give the next Milan a bit more distance from its big-selling Blue Oval-badged cousin.
The 2010 Mercury Milan shows off its new grille in these new spy shots. Ford says the new Milan will go on sale early next year, and in four-cylinder form, it will get better fuel economy than similar Toyota Camrys and Honda Accords. In the 2010 model year, the Mercury Milan Hybrid will sport better fuel economy than the Toyota Camry Hybrid.
These new spy shots show a more rounded-off Mercury grille, with what looks to be a larger logo affixed to the center of the grille. Headlamps wrap into the hood, but the side view looks pretty similar to today's car, suggesting this is more of a mid-cycle freshening than a full revamp.