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).

Fusion Hybrid also an all-new 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle gasoline engine, significantly from the previous 2.5-liter while maintaining performance This powertrain is anticipated to best-in-class fuel economy of 47 mpg in city driving and 44 mpg (5.335 on the highway.

Ford noted the new Fusion Hybrid fuel stands to outperform the 2012 Camry Hybrid by 4 mpg city and 5 mpg and the 2011 Hyundai Sonata by 12 mpg and 4 mpg, respectively.

Arriving fall, the Fusion Energi hybrid is anticipated to deliver than 100 MPGe, a mile per equivalency metric for electrified This is 8 MPGe more the Chevrolet Volt and 13 MPGe than the projected efficiency of the Prius plug-in hybrid Ford noted.

Fusion and Fusion Energi models are with active noise This feature uses the system to mitigate extraneous noise while enhancing sounds.

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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