If Ford’s 2013 Fusion Hybrid leading fuel economy and high value aren’t enough to convince you to buy this model, you’d probably consider it now that it’s offered with an optional, top-shelf Titanium trim level. It’s already stylish and even takes inspiration from Aston Martin and it’s also hundreds cheaper than its predecessor.
Like in other models, the Titanium trim level adds technological features and luxurious accessories. The Hybrid Titanium also comes with Ford’s MyFord Touch system, which shows off the infotainment and images from the standard rear-view camera. It is mated to a 12-speaker Sony premium audio system, which has the HD Radio capability.
All of its seats, the steering wheel and shift lever have a leather trim. Keyless entry and start is also included in this package. The Fusion Hybrid Titanium is also offered with an appearance package that features front fog lamps, chrome trim on the door handles, 18-inch alloy wheels, and a rear spoiler.
The Fusion Hybrid Titanium has a starting price of $32,995 (which includes destination charges), exactly $2000 higher than a front-wheel-drive 2013 Fusion Titanium. Ford said that the Fusion Hybrid Titanium and the Fusion Titanium with the 2.0-liter EcoBoost I-4 engine and all-wheel drive have the same prices. The Fusion Hybrid Titanium is priced $5000 higher than the Fusion SE Hybrid, which is priced from $27,995.
For Chris Hamilton, chief exterior designer of the next-generation Ford Fusion, the outgoing model was simple enough for customers to “rationalize”. The upcoming model will kick it up a notch by introducing some emotional appeal while giving a top-drawer visual experience to its customers.
New Ford Fusion will feature a sporty, driver-oriented interior and a next-generation seating with expanded functionality. To complement with the “driver-centric” theme, the new Fusion will have a higher center console designed with storage compartments for items which the driver wants to keep in handy.
The instrument panel is pushed towards the windshield, making more room for passengers and adding to the cabin’s airy, open environment. The new Fusion comes with comfortable seats supported by thinner, lighter frames and trimmed with fabric that uses recycled sustainable yarns. The interior surfaces are softer, minimized gaps in the interior and exterior, and extra care and attention is given when upholstering or covering every reachable edge and surface – a perfect example is the spring-loaded cover that conceals the trunk latch hardware whenever the trunk lid is opened.
Ford promises a top visual quality design for the next-generation Ford Fusion with the use of improved materials, a higher level of craftsmanship and a keen attention to detail.