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2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid To Get 47 MPG City: Report


2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

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Ford’s current Fusion Hybrid is no slouch in the fuel economy department, returning an EPA estimated 41 miles per gallon in city driving.  Given the car’s mid-size sedan bulk, that’s a more-than-reasonable performance, but Ford apparently has found a way to up the next Fusion Hybrid’s fuel economy by nearly 15 percent. According to Ford Inside News, the 2013 Fusion Hybrid will see either 47 or 48 mpg in city driving, and the car has already exceeded its projected fuel economy targets. 

The website doesn’t give any indication on how Ford achieved these numbers, but the 2013 Fusion and Fusion Hybrid will both be new from the ground up. Production is scheduled to begin in January of 2012, using Ford’s new CD4 platform, and Ford has lofty sales expectations for their new mid-size “world car.”

If reports are accurate, Ford is planning on a 50-percent sales increase for Fusion models in North America, which will translate into unit sales of some 30,000 Fusion models per month. It’s not yet clear how many of that number will be hybrids, but we suspect that Ford will have no problems finding buyers for a mid-size sedan that achieves 47 or 48 mpg in the city.

[Ford Inside News, via Green Car Reports]

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Comments (7)
  1. 41 MPG or 100 MPG I still don't want to be "MARRIED TO THE DEALER" once ya own one of these because nobody else will work on it.
     
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  2. Have an '08 Escape hybrid with 80k on the clock, have spent out of pocket $1,500 for repairs to the hybrid system, $800 for a new cooling unit for the battery pack (not covered by the batteries 10/150,000 warranty-according to the dealer) and $700 for an acuator vent door for the battery pack-also not covered by the 10/150,000 warranty) Will not buy another hybrid of any make. The technology is not reliable enough, as far as I am concerned.
     
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  3. No, the car is obviously a piece of junk. There's no way it could possibly have anything to do with beating on it by putting 80,000 miles on it in a little over 2 years and all the numerous charge/discharge cycles that entail. No way.
     
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  4. I read an article where the Escape Hybrid is used in New York City taxi fleets and has received high raise by drivers for its durability and lower operating costs. I bet they beat the crap out of those vehicles compared to ordinary drivers.
     
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  5. Is the CD4 platform where the US Fusion and Euro Mondeo merge? I really like the Euro style of the newer Fords, the Focus and Fiesta.
     
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  6. Yes, the CD4 platform is a "world platform," from which Ford will build the Mondeo and the Fusion (and the Lincoln MKZ). Lincoln is said to be taking a very European styling direction, so if you like Ford's new look you'll probably like Lincoln's as well.
     
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  7. Sounds great to me. Ford has come a long way in a very short period of time. It's great what car companies can do when their backs are against the wall
     
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