Green Car Congress: Ford introduces new Fusion midsize sedan with new…

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9 January 2012

2013 Fusion. Click to enlarge.

unveiled the new 2013 Ford midsize sedan, with gasoline engine; hybrid a next-generation of Ford’s hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions at the Auto Showthe first sedan to offer that of options. The new Fusion also to the next Ford Mondeo for markets.

In addition to the hybrid and plug-in hybrid alternatives, offers a pair of EcoBoost engines (1.6L and 2.0L); a aspirated four-cylinder engine; an start stop system; drive and all-wheel drive and a choice between automatic and shifted six-speed transmissions.

The EcoBoost is expected to deliver fuel efficiency of 26 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the The 2.0-liter EcoBoost enginepaired a paddle-shifted six-speed SelectShift transmission, available 19-inch and tires, and all-wheel drive the ability to send additional to the rearis the Fusion performance

The next-generation Fusion 1.6-liter is the automatic-transmission Ford product with an automatic start system. It shuts off engine smoothly when the car is stopped and restarts as the driver releases the pedal, helping Fusion to fuel consumption and emissions by 3.5%.

The new Fusion Hybrid all-new lithium-ion batteries save weight and generate power than previous batteries, while raising speed under electric-only from 47 mph to 62 mph (from 76 to 100 km/h).

Hybrid also features an 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine, significantly downsized the previous 2.5-liter unit maintaining performance standards. powertrain is anticipated to deliver fuel economy of 47 mpg (5.0L/100km) in driving and 44 mpg (5.335 L/100km) on the

Ford noted that the new Hybrid fuel economy to outperform the 2012 Toyota Hybrid by 4 mpg city and 5 mpg highway and the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid by 12 mpg and 4 respectively.

Arriving this the Fusion Energi plug-in is anticipated to deliver more 100 MPGe, a mile per gallon metric for electrified vehicles. is 8 MPGe more than the Volt and 13 MPGe more the projected efficiency of the Toyota plug-in hybrid model, noted.

Fusion Hybrid and Energi models are equipped active noise control. feature uses the audio to mitigate extraneous road while enhancing powertrain

Fusion offers a borad of driver assistance and convenience based on sensors, cameras and that enable the car to see and respond. can help drivers maintain lane position, adjust speed to changing traffic identify suitable parking and help park, even drivers backing out of parking where visibility is obstructed. technologies include:

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Lane System: This class-exclusive consists of three elements to a driver maintain proper position. Using a small, camera behind the inside mirror, the system “looks” the road, monitoring lane to determine that the car is on course. The will alert a driver if or erratic lane-keeping is detected. The element warns a driver a steering wheel vibration if the drifts too close to lane Finally, lane keeping aid actually apply pressure on the to help bring the car back proper lane position.

Adaptive cruise control: forward-looking radar, this “looks” down the road activated, slowing the Fusion slower traffic is detected Adaptive cruise control collision warning with support to help slow the car if the of a crash is detected.

Active assist: Employing sensors, technology can identify a suitable parking space, calculate the and steer the car to properly position it the spot. All a driver need do is accelerator and brake pedals.

Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert: in both Fusion rear are able to detect traffic in a blind spot, providing audible and visual warnings if by the driveris detected. BLIS enables cross-traffic alert, the driver of oncoming traffic backing out of a parking space obstructed views, such as two large vans.

Fusion also offers the version of MyFord Touch, a driver to interact with systems through voice a touch screen tap or a conventional

Engineers increased Fusion strength by 10%, using high-strength steels such as and added dual first-row airbags and adaptive front that vent and tether to to a specific occupant’s size, and seatbelt usage.

Fusion be produced at Ford’s Hermosillo, manufacturing facility, soon production at AutoAlliance International in Flat Rock, Mich. The car appear in Ford showrooms in America and South America this year. Mondeo be introduced next year in and Europe.

Toyota camry/hybrid (asia)
Toyota camry/hybrid (asia)

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