This is the 2013 Ford Fusion, the latest in a series of vehicles from FoMoCo that was developed to satisfy customers everywhere who want leading fuel efficiency, helpful technologies and game-changing looks. According to Chris Hamilton, the car’s Chief of exterior design, the design goal for the 2013 Fusion was to provide a "a top-drawer visual experience, adding some emotional appeal to an already sensible choice".
2013 Ford Fusion is scheduled to go on sale in the United States in the second half of the year but that is more interesting is that the new vehicle will be sold as the Mondeo in Europe!
Fusion is revealed in North America in S, SE and range-topping Titanium series. For those who want bigger engines the 2013 Fusion is not the car for them, as Ford will only offer four-cylinder gasoline powerplants, which means you can forget about the 3.0- and 3.5-liter V-6 engines offered in the 2012 Fusion.
2013 Fusion gets a 2.0-liter EcoBoos four-cylinder engine delivering 237 hp and capable to offer 25 percent better fuel economy than the outgoing 3.5-liter V-6. A smaller 1.6-liter engine will also be offered and this powerplant will get 26 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. The 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine is paired with a paddle-shifted six-speed SelectShift Automatic transmission.
Moreover, the 2013 Fusion is available with 19-inch wheels and tires, and all-wheel drive with the ability to send additional torque to the rear. As expected, the 2013 Ford Fusion offers an unprecedented portfolio of driver assistance and convenience technologies based on sensors, cameras and radar that enable the car to see and respond.
The 2013 Ford Fusion introduces Lane Keeping System, which will help the driver maintain proper lane position using a small, forward-facing camera behind the inside rearview mirror. Moreover, the 2013 Fusion is available with Adaptive cruise control, which can slow the car when slower traffic is detected ahead.
Active park assist will also be available, which will park the car for you (the driver needs to operate accelerator and brake pedals). Last system is the Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with cross-traffic alert and as expected this system will be able to detect traffic in a driver’s blind spot, providing both audible and visual warnings if traffic – unseen by the driver – is detected.