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USA: Ford Unveils New 2013 Fusion Hybrid (lithium-ion, 47 MPG) and Plug-In Fusion Energi (100+ MPGe)

No V6 Available — 100% 4-Cylinder Lineup
Ford has just pulled the curtain on the redesigned Fusion mid-size sedan at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, and I have to say, it looks quite good. Interestingly, the front grille is closer to the Ford Focus Electric than to the non-electric version. It will be the first production sedan to be available either as a gasoline-only model, a hybrid model, or a plug-in hybrid (PHEV). Ford has tried to make each version a fuel-economy leader in its segment, but it’s the PHEV that seems most promising. Let’s take a closer look at what’s under the hood…

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Under the Hood: 2013 Ford Fusion Specifications
The gasoline-only 2013 Fusion will be offered only with 4-cylinder engine options, no V6. There will be a naturally aspirated I4, and two turbocharged engines (which Ford calls EcoBoost), a 1.6-liter and a 2.0-liter. Not all the fuel economy details are out yet, but Ford claims that the 1.6L EcoBoost should get 26 MPG in the city and 37 MPG on the highway, which would be best-in-class.
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2 comments to USA: Ford Unveils New 2013 Fusion Hybrid (lithium-ion, 47 MPG) and Plug-In Fusion Energi (100+ MPGe)

  • […] USA: Ford Unveils New 2013 Fusion Hybrid (lithium-ion, 47 MPG) and Plug-In Fusion Energi (100+ MPGe) […]

  • Ronald Kramer

    Open letter to Ford:

    I thought my 2013 C-MAX would be a Prius Killer? NOT! As a returning Ford buyer I feel deceived. I want to support US companies and US jobs. What was Ford thinking when they published 47/ 47/47 estimates? Based on the advertised EPA estimates, I would have been ok with low 40’s but 28-33 mpg is not even in the ballpark. This is not an issue about EPA testing standards, but rather an issue about setting false customer expectations in order to promote sales. Ford’s “47MPG” marketing campaign tarnished what should have been the roll out of a truly remarkable vehicle, the CMAX. Real world MPG estimates should have been promoted in the mid-30’s. No one would have questioned those numbers and the CMAX would have received the accolades it deserves. How these MPG estimates made it through Ford corporate is beyond me! Maybe it was the rush to go to market? I have been accused of not knowing how to drive hybrid. For the record, during the last three years I have leased both a 2010 Prius and 2010 Honda Insight Hybrid, and consider myself an experienced hyper-miler. My mileage in the Prius is 50 plus, the Insight is 40 plus. The C-MAX is a well-built car, with extremely inflated EPA estimates. I respectfully request that this matter be investigated as soon as possible. My efforts to deal with this locally and through Ford customer service have frustrated me to no end. The constant response? “You need to learn to how to drive hybrid type of vehicle “. Is there a difference how I drive Prius Hybrid vs. the CMAX hybrid? I think we all know the answer to that. I need someone at Ford to reach out to me and assist in a proactive manner so we can put this matter to rest.

    Ronald Kramer Yankee Ford Customer

    South Portland, Maine

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