2016 Ford Fusion hybrid, st , coupe
2016 Ford Fusion is one of the most popular vehicles among the midsized sedan category released by leading American automobile manufacturing firm – Ford Motor Company in the year 2005 as successors to the incredibly successful models – Ford Taurus & Ford Contour. The model has received many awards including “North American Car of the Year” and “Motor Trend Car of the Year” since its first production model was rolled out in August 2005. Major assembly units of the model include “Flat Rock Assembly Plant” in Michigan, USA and “Hermosillo Stamping Assembly” located in Sonora, Mexico. 2016 Ford Fusion has a standard 4 door configuration and is based on the CD3 development platform.
New Ford Fusion has received major updates concerning design & engine performance that puts it a league of premium Sedan models such as Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata, Volkswagen Passat, Mazda 6, Honda Accord, Chevrolet Malibu etc. These models are heavyweights in their own right and have prompted major changes in upcoming Ford Fusion. It should be noted that the model has its own lineup of hybrid vehicles including Ford Fusion Energy which was awarded “Green Car of the Year” for 2013 at the Auto Show held in Los Angeles, United States.
2016 Ford Fusion: Engine and Fuel Economy
2016 Ford Fusion features an updated engine configuration which is constituted by a naturally aspirated 2.5L, turbocharged inline 4 cylinder unit which has a total power & torque output of 175HP & 175lb-ft respectively. The hybrid variant model features an EcoBoost 240HP 2.0L or 181HP 1.5 L engines. However, one should take note that all 3 engine configurations have been paired to an automatic 9-speed drivetrain that has been recently included as a part of the new facelift. The car also has a primary all-wheel drive platform along with an optional front wheel drive mode.
2016 Ford Fusion: Redesign Exterior and Interior
2016 Ford Fusion has been developed using Ford’s highly acclaimed CD architecture module which features a characteristic flat top design. Major exterior design updates include a redesigned grille along with further discontinuation of quarter glass windows offered on front doors. Also, its interior cabin has undergone a few changes as well – these include a redesigned center console & dash board, a MyFord touch based infotainment system along with newly installed rotary shift knob, gauge cluster, shift levers etc. Also one should take note of its new leather upholstered steering wheel, 4.2 inch LCD touch screen panel, leather or fabric upholstered seats etc.
2016 Ford Fusion: Release Date and Price
2016 Ford Fusion production model is due for a release sometime in 2016; however, it is speculated to make its debut at the 2015 Auto Show scheduled to be held Las Vegas or Detroit this year. Its base trim is estimated to cost around $ 22 795 while adding more equipment would cost even more. Major safety & security mechanisms featured on the vehicle include blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping mechanism, rear end parking sensors, cross traffic alerts, anti-lock braking mechanism, air bags, traction & stability control etc.