Three Detroit-area techno musicians made separate original tracks using the sounds produced by the 2013 Ford Fusion. Joshua Harrison, Keith Kemp, and Tom Newman each recorded sounds from the 2013 Fusion such as the rising and dropping of the windows, the chimes from the Fusion’s warning systems, the opening and closing of doors, as well as the purr of the 2.0-liter hybrid’s engine.
Each of them brought the sounds to their individual studios where they made a track filled with just the sounds of the Fusion. Ford is sponsoring the Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit.
“This project worked so well because Techno music, by its nature, is very similar to the makeup of a car,” explains Joshua Harrison, contributing musician and a performer in the upcoming festival. “In both cases, there are lots of little pieces mechanically put together. Just like a car, a Techno song has many elements that serve their own small purpose, and the masters of the craft are those who can put it all together and make everything work as one solid piece.”
New Fusion should deliver class leading fuel efficiency no matter what a customer wants, whether it’s in the gasoline, hybrid, or plug-in hybrid sub-segments, following through with the commitment by Ford to be the fuel-efficiency leader - or among the leaders - with each new model brought to market.
Ford Fusion offers the widest choices in fuel-efficient engines for midsized cars. There are hybrid and plug-in hybrid options, two EcoBoost four-cylindered engines, a normal aspirating four-cylinder, automatic start/stop that shut the engine off when idling, front-wheel and all-wheel drive availability, and automatic or manual six-speed transmissions.
The 1.6-litre EcoBoost four-cylinder should provide class leading non-hybrid fuel economy of 26 city mpg and 37 highway mpg. The 2.0-litre EcoBoost, combined with the paddled six-speed SelectShift Automatic transmission, all-wheel drive that can send added torque to the back, and available 19-inch wheels and tires, is Fusion’s available performance option.
A 2010 North American Car of the Year, the Fusion Hybrid continuously innovates and evolves; now it has new Lithium ion batteries that lessen weight and is more powerful than the nickel-metal hydride batteries, while increasing maximal speeds under electricity only from 47 to 62 mph.
Fusion Hybrid also offers an all-new 2.0-litre Atkinson-cycle four-cylindered gas engine, a significant downsize from the previous 2.5-litre unit that still maintains performance standards. This innovative engine is expected to deliver class leading fuel efficiency of 47 city mpg and 44 highway mpg.