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Ford has introduces a hybrid version of the Fusion.

Ford Fusion

The new Ford Fusion; a hybrid version is availalbe.

 

The Fusion hybrid will uses the new power train going into the 2009 Escape. That's an engine enlarged from 2.3 liters to 2.5 liters, combined with the electric motor. Even with the increased displacement and more power, the engine should deliver the same (or slightly better) fuel economy.

Here's some goodies that are available on some non-hybrid Fusions:

  power moon roof

DVD-based Navigation System

standard 4 wheel disc brakes

SIRIUS® satellite radio with 6-month subscription included

Audio input jack for plugging in a portable audio device like an iPod

Traction Control System

Anti-lock brake system (ABS)

16" or 17” machined aluminum wheels

Personal Safety System®, which Ford says helps "protect the driver and front-seat passenger in certain frontal collisions. Its pretensioners tighten the front safety belts during the first moments of a crash, and energy-management retractors gradually slacken them when necessary to help reduce the force of the belt on the occupant’s chest."

 

Interestingly, this model was to be called the Ford Futura, which was a neat little car Ford made in the 60's. But another company acquired the rights to this name, so the car is called Fusion.

The Fusion hybrid could be a very big model for Ford. It has a lot of appealing qualities to it. It is very much a main stream design; a good size, nice, conservative styling, but with a little European flair. It's a good size and weight, so a family should feel comfortable in it, but the mileage should be very good.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

updated July 2007, May 2008, June 2009

 

 

 

 

 

     
 





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