Ford has further expanded its Fusion range of cars with some new and upgraded additions to the lineup. The only catch is that it is going to have a strong focus on audience in North America and may make its way to other regions or not at all.
The brand made the announcement official at the Detroit Motor Show 2016. According to the company, the all-new Ford Fusion will be powered by a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine designed to have little emission issues, but lot of power for the sports lovers. The car will feature an all-wheel driving system and according to Ford, it is much more powerful when compared to the BMW 340i.
Of course, we couldn’t confirm such claims until we get to review the car in person and match it with the 340i!
There will be multiple Fusions hitting the dealership stores real soon. If you find yourself a tad confused with all these offerings, here’s a quick breakdown. Ford Fusion Energi, plug-in hybrid variant and the Fusion Platinum are the ones heading to USA. Aimed at the left-handed market, the vehicles will also be made available in Canada and Mexico.
The Ford Fusion V6 Sport delivers at least 50% more performance than Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. The vehicle is equipped with a bunch of features including pot hole detection and controlled dampers to avoid surprises. The black mesh grille combined with dual exhaust outlets and air intakes will make a style statement, making people want to own them, said a Ford executive.
The Fusion Hybrid and the Energi variants will be powered by an electric motor which offers a speed of 137 kilometers per hour. It uses 7.6 kWh lithium ion battery which can recharge to its full capacity in just 2.5 hours which should pique the interest of people planning to switch to an electric car. Around 31 kilometers of the ride will be handled by the battery while the rest will automatically switch to the gasoline powered engine.
Fusion Platinum, the premium end variant is powered by 2.0-liter EcoBoost V6 engine. It includes some luxurious add-ons on the interior like Venetian leather on seats, 19-inch alloy wheels, magnetic paint on the grille, and an upholstery constructed using cocoa leather.
The vehicle is expected to get launched in the United States by the mid of 2016 followed by Canada and Mexico. It’s success rate may determine a possible launch in other regions.