On Tuesday, a few hours ahead of Ford's scheduled announcement of the redesigned Ford Fusion for 2013, pictures began to leak out of the new model. Check 'em out here, and see a larger gallery at Speed. The new design is part of a wide-ranging effort by NASCAR and the manufacturers to visually distinguish the cars from one another.
Here's an unpainted prototype of the new ride:
And, for comparison's sake, the previous, much blockier version of the Fusion:
No word yet on when Dodge, Chevy or Toyota will announce their own new versions.