Ford hoping new Fusion can beat Toyota Camry
Ford revamped their Fusion mid size sedan to make it can beat the Toyota Camry. Fusion become FOrd’s best selling car since 2005 but still can’t overtake Toyota Camry. The new sexier styling, improved fuel economy and features like automatic parallel parking could help to trounce the Camry.
Ford also using ‘American Idol’ host Ryan Seacrest to introduce the redesigned sedan in New York’s Times Square on Tuesday. The publicity blits show the importance of the Fusion to Ford. Three of the Fusion’s biggest rivals (other than Camry) – Honda Accord, Nissan Altima and Chevrolet Malibo also show their new design.
The car using 2.5 liter four cylinder that gets up to 33 miles per gallon on the highway. There also 4 new engine choices such as 1.6 liter four cylinder EcoBOost that expected to get 37 mpg, a 2.0 liter four cylinder EcoBoost in its top of the line Titanium model, a hybrid that gets an 47 mpg in the city and a plug in hybrid called the Fusion Energi which runs for longer on the battery.
The exterior of 2013 Ford Fusion has more aggressive look and replace the shuttered grille with a diamond shaped one at the end of a sharply creased pointed hood. Ford also incorporated feedback from global focus groups since the Ford Fusion will be sold all over the world.
The interior of the car has more rear leg room. There’s also Ford’s Sync voice controlled entertainment system and its My Ford Touch dashboard screen.
There’s also adding accessories such as lane-keeping system which uses cameras to monitor whether a driver is staying in his lane and alerts him if he swervess off course. There’s also a system that parallel parks the car automatically, a blind spot warning system and a cross traffic alert monitor that beeps if traffic is coming while the car is backing out of a parking space. Toyota only offers a blind spot monitor on the Camry. The 2013 Accord has lane departure warning and a forward collision warning system.
Source :- NYDailyNews
I’ve not seen any Fusion in Malaysia yet. Maybe because the car is too exclusive and the owner of this car is small. Maybe if rear-wheel.com become huge, so I can have a drive test of Fusion. Who’s know?