Ford Unveils New Ford Fusion Hybrid Research Vehicle

Ford has revealed the next step in its Blueprint for Mobility project: a Ford Fusion Hybrid automated research vehicle, which will be used to make progress on future automated driving and other advanced technologies for 2025.

The new vehicle is built upon a decade of Ford automated driving research and will play an important role in testing current and future sensing systems and driver-assist technologies. Ford aims to push development of these technologies forward with its supplier partners in the hopes of applying the features to its next generation of vehicles.

“In the future, automated driving may well help us improve driver safety and manage issues such as traffic congestion and global gridlock, yet there are still many questions that need to be answered and explored to make it a long-term reality,” said Raj Nair, group vice president of Ford Global Product Development.

With the unique Fusion Hybrid, Ford will be able to test the limits of full automation and determine the appropriate levels for near- to mid-term deployment.

But for those of us who want to just enjoy a great car in the present, there’s always the regular Ford Fusion. Come find it at Cambridge Classic Ford.

Ford Fusion Hybrid Earns EPA-Estimated Rating of 47/47/47 MPG

The Ford Fusion Hybrid will be back for the 2013 model year and along with its redesign, the green car is also setting impressive standards for fuel efficiency. The hybrid model will return 47 MPG city and highway, giving it a combined fuel economy rating of 47 MPG.

This rating trumps the majority of the Fusion’s competitors as well as the outgoing model thanks to a 141-horsepower 2.0-liter I-4 engine, a 118-horsepower electric motor, and lithium ion battery pack.  Ford’s other hybrid model, the all-new 2013 C-Max, has also received a fuel economy rating of 47/47/47 MPG.

Non-hybrid models of the 2013 Fusion also received impressive fuel economy ratings of up to 22 city/34 highway MPG for the 2.5-lier I-4 engine and up to 25 city/35 highway MPG with the 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine.  The model will be hitting showrooms this fall.