As the Ford Hydrogen Fusion 999 works at breaking the 200 mph barrier out on the Bonneville Salt Flats this week, a more mainstream newcomer to the Fusion lineup has been spotted testing. We were told some time ago by Ford that their next hybrid models in the form of the Fusion and Mercury Milan would be dropping toward the end of this year, the only question is whether it will be at Los Angeles in November or Detroit in January. It looks like the whole 2009 Fusion lineup will get a refresh starting with the hybrid. New headlights and a bolder version of the three bar grille will grace the nose while the interior gets redone as well. Under the hood the hybrid drivetrain will be based on the one in the Escape/Mariner hybrid.

[Source: Jalopnik]