2013 Ford Fusion unveiled at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show (Video)

By on Jan 10, 2012 in Automobile, Lifestyle, United States Comments

The 2013 Ford Fusion was unveiled at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show on Monday, January 9, 2012, as shown in the video below, along with the 2013 Dodge Dart, among others.



2013 Ford Fusion at 2012 Detroit Auto Show
Image Credit: Insideline.com

According to a press release by Ford on its official website that day, the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion is the first Sedan to offer gasoline, hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions, each of them being expected to deliver top fuel economy.

“Our vision for Fusion was clear – deliver the very best of what One Ford stands for,” Derrick Kuzak, group vice president of Global Product Development, was quoted on the report, with the new Fusion sporting a pair of EcoBoost four-cylinder engines.

“We brought our global teams together around a blank slate with the charge to develop a midsize car with groundbreaking design and jaw-dropping fuel economy – one that featured technologies to help make our customers safer and better drivers. This car is the result.” Kuzak added.

The 2013 Ford Fusion will be available in two Ecoboost engines, which employs direct injection and turbocharging to boost power while maximizing fuel efficiency, delivering the broadest selection of fuel-efficient powertrains in the midsize car segment.

As noted by Ford, the 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine version, which is the first automatic-transmission Ford product being offered with an automatic start stop system, is expected to deliver best-in-class four-cylinder non-hybrid fuel efficiency of 26 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway.

On the other hand, the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine version, which is being paired with a paddle-shifted six-speed SelectShift Automatic transmission, is available with 19-inch wheels and tires, and all-wheel drive with the ability to send additional torque to the rear.

This 2.0-liter version was downsized from the older 2.5-liter version while maintaining performance standards, which Ford said will deliver best-in-class fuel economy of 47 mpg in city driving and 44 mpg on the highway.

As of this writing, Ford has not yet revealed the price of the 2013 Ford Fusion but reports said it could come with the price of other Fusion models, between $20,000 and $30,000, which being expected to arrive this fall.


2013 Ford Fusion, being unveiled at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show
Video Credit: InsideLineVideo/YouTube



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