Today, Ford unveiled the all new 2013 Ford Fusion. The all-new vehicle is the first in Ford’s lineup to sport the Evos themed design which we showcased from our coverage at IFA in Germany. I posted a slew of photos of the Evos here, so you can see how much the new Fusion resembles it.
For 2013 the Fusion line now comes in 3 variants:
- A plain-Jane gasoline engine version
- A standard Hybrid / Gas powered model
- The All new ENERGI Plug-in Hybrid
And includes a wide range of technical options that Geeks should absolutely love:
- A Lane Keeping System – So that when you’re texting while driving it can help prevent all that swerving.
- Adaptive Cruise Control – Freakin lasers will help maintain your distance from the car in front of you. Lasers!
- Active Park Assist – Its like a built-in robot that parallel parks your car. Cali is going to fall in love.
- MyFord Touch – The all-in-one multimedia center that plays media, makes calls, provides navigation, and much more.
- Low cost of entry
- High performance needs
The Fusion will be available in differing trim levels which include a 1.6-liter four cylinder engine putting out 179 horsepower and good for 26 mpg city / 37 mpg highway, a 2.0-liter four cylinder that pumps out 237 horses and 250 lb-ft of torque for those who don’t care about mileage, but do care about speed.
2013 Fusion Hybrid
If you’ve got the cash to bump up to the next higher level, the new Fusion Hybrid combines the power of a 2.0-liter four cylinder with the efficiency of a powerful electric motor and lithium ion battery pack.
With around 185 total horsepower, the 2013 Fusion Hybrid is supposed to be good for 47mpg city and 44mpg highway. And while that’s a very respectible improvement over the pure gasoline version, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
2013 Fusion Energi
If you’re the kind of person who really hates to rely on foreign oil, put your money where your mouth is and go Plugin-Electric. While the Fusion Hybrid generates electricity with it’s on-board engine to increase mileage, the Energi lets you plug in to your home or office and pull power from the grid to take care of your daily driving.
The Fusion Energi is capable of over 100 MPGe, which is a nice way of saying that they’ve done the work of converting apples to oranges so you can compare your electric vs. gas costs.
Personally, I’m most excited by the Fusion Energi. After having spent two weeks with a Chevy Volt, I managed to average over 90 miles per gallon and it was close to a life changing experience. If you can imagine only filling your gas tank once every month or two, you’ll know what its like to own a Hybrid Plugin.
2013 Ford Fusion Pictures
Here is a collection of photos provided by Ford. As soon as I can get my hands on one of these babies I’ll get some action shots, but that’s going to be a few months at least. So have fun with the stock photos until we can get em!
For even more info on the 2013 Ford Fusion you can head over to the new FordFusionStory.com website.