The Ford Fusion has always been a top choice among midsize sedans. This year, Ford has unveiled the new lineup, which is its most technologically advanced lineup. The latest lineup also includes two hybrid models and a new all-wheel drive Fusion V6 Sport. The Fusion V6 Sport and the new Fusion Platinum also add to the lineup featuring three EcoBoost engine choices, along with two hybrids; the Fusion Hybrid and Fusion Energi plug in hybrid.
The highlight however, is the amount technology in this new lineup. The first model came with Ford’s pedestrian detection system. The series also comes with hands-free parallel and perpendicular parking capability. Lane keeping assist also helps drivers to maintain proper lane position using a small, forward facing camera behind the rearview mirror that looks at the road ahead and monitors the lane line. Sensors in car’s rear quarter panels can help in detecting traffic in the drivers blind spot, providing both audible and visual warnings if traffic, unseen by the driver, is detected. BLIS enables cross traffic alert, which when used in combination with the standard rearview camera, makes for confident maneuvering in parking lots. SYNC 3, Ford’s new communication and entertainment system, is also available, which features faster performance, easy going voice recognition, a more intuitive smartphone like touchscreen and easier to understand graphical interface. It also allows users to remotely start the car, schedule future starts or lock and unlock the car using the smartphone.
The Ford Fusion V6 Sport has a twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 delivering a projected 325 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque. All-wheel-drive Fusion V6 Sport is projected to make approximately 100 lb.-ft. of additional torque. The Fusion Hybrid and Fusion Energi on the other hand have efficient electric motors and delivers a more refined and engaging drive. The Fusion Platinum comes with a 2.0-liter EcoBoost and all-wheel drive. The interiors come Cocoa leather trimming, and the hand-wrapped steering wheel is finished in premium Venetian leather. A unique grille finished in Magnetic paint makes for an upscale design and 19-inch polished wheels return confident performance.