The Ford Fusion was brought to the American market as a 2006 model, and after six years, the second generation model was finally unveiled at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. A notable detail about the Fusion is that it will become a global car, being sold in new markets like Europe under the Ford Mondeo name.

The new generation Fusion will adopt Ford’s latest Kinetic design so there are hints of the latest Ford models, such as the Focus and Escape. Under the hood, Ford has placed a new 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine that delivers best-in-class four-cylinder non-hybrid fuel efficiency of 26 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. A 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine – paired with a paddle-shifted six-speed SelectShift Automatic transmission will also be offered, as well as a Hybrid version that uses an all-new 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder gasoline engine and a new Energi plug-in hybrid version that is expected to deliver up to 100 mpg.

UPDATE 08/01/12: Ford has finally announced prices for the 2013 Fusion set to go on sale this fall. The base version, Fusion S, is priced at $22,495 and is followed by the SE version priced at $24,495. The SE with an EcoBoost engine is priced at $26,745, while the top version - the Titanium - starts at $30,995. The Hybrid version is priced at $27,995.

Hit the jump to read more about the 2013 Ford Fusion.


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"The previous Fusion was an easy purchase for a customer to rationalize," said Chris Hamilton, chief exterior designer for the next-generation model. "Our design goal for the new car was to give the mainstream sedan buyer a top-drawer visual experience, adding some emotional appeal to an already sensible choice."

This "top-drawer visual experience" was attained through the Fusion’s sleeker profile which was a step in the opposite direction of the powertrain/cabin/trunk "three-box" designs of typical mid-size sedans. Ford’s new global design language extends to the character lines sweeping to the rear and the thin roof pillars, as well as the headlamps, LED taillamps, and polished exhaust tips.


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The interior for the new Ford Fusion lends itself to be sportier and more driver-oriented with next-generation seating that brings expanded functionality. The instrument panel has been moved toward the windshield in order to offer additional passenger space and the seats are trimmed with fabric using recycled sustainable yarns.

Specific technologies include:

  • Lane Keeping System: This class-exclusive technology consists of three elements to help a driver maintain proper lane position. Using a small, forward-facing camera behind the inside rearview mirror, the system “looks” down the road, monitoring lane lines to determine that the car is on course. The system will alert a driver if drowsiness or erratic lane-keeping is detected. The second element warns a driver with a steering wheel vibration if the Fusion drifts too close to lane markings. Finally, lane keeping aid will actually apply pressure on the steering to help bring the car back into proper lane position
  • Adaptive cruise control: Using forward-looking radar, this system “looks” down the road when activated, slowing the Fusion when slower traffic is detected ahead. Adaptive cruise control enables collision warning with brake support to help slow the car if the potential of a crash is detected
  • Active park assist: Employing sensors, this technology can identify a suitable parallel parking space, calculate the trajectory and steer the car to properly position it within the spot. All a driver need do is operate accelerator and brake pedals
  • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) with cross-traffic alert: Sensors in both Fusion rear quarter-panels are able to detect traffic in a driver’s blind spot, providing both audible and visual warnings if traffic – unseen by the driver – is detected. BLIS technology enables cross-traffic alert, warning the driver of oncoming traffic when backing out of a parking space with obstructed views, such as between two large vans


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The base Ford Fusion will be powered by a direct injection 1.6-liter Ecoboost engine equipped with an automatic start stop system that will deliver a combined fuel economy figure of 31.5 mpg. A more powerful 2.0 liter Ecoboost engine will deliver up to 237 HP. The Fusion will also be the first sedan to offer gasoline, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid powertrains, each with expected top fuel economy.

The automatic transmission offered for the 1.6 liter version is the first automatic-transmission Ford product offered with an automatic start stop system. It shuts off engine power smoothly when the car is stopped and seamlessly restarts as the driver releases the brake pedal, helping Fusion to reduce fuel consumption and emissions by approximately 3.5%.


The new 2013 Ford Fusion will go on sale in the fall of 2012 and will be priced as follow:

Trim model Price
Ford Fusion S $22,495
Ford Fusion SE $24,495
Ford Fusion SE EcoBoost $26,745
Ford Fusion Titanium $30,995
Ford Fusion Hybrid $27,995


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The list of competitors for the 2013 Ford Fusion hasn’t changed from previous years and include the Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord. The Camry recently entered its seventh generation and is offered with a choice of two engine options: the base version will receive a revised 178 HP 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, while the top version will get a 268 HP 3.5-liter V6 engine. The Accord is offered with a choice of two engines: a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine with 177 HP and a 3.5 liter V6 engine with an output of 271 HP.

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  (428) posted on 02.14.2012

The wheels strike me most. This has efficient engines as well as hybrid options. It uses technologically advanced materials. This latest model version of them will be sold out immediately.

  (458) posted on 01.30.2012

he Ford Fusion offers more technologically advanced equipment on the interior with efficient engines. I love the headlights and the front bumper and the hybrid options of this car.

  (458) posted on 01.30.2012

The Ford Fusion has an exciting high technology features. The car has an effective engine and spacious interior.

  (472) posted on 01.26.2012

The interior is the best. It had offer us great gadgets as part of our advancing society. I hope Ford will create more of this also in Hybrid cars.

  (441) posted on 01.19.2012

I am not that impressed on its exterior looks, good enough that the wheels are not typical. This sedan only looks good on its side view. I just hope that they didn’t had this as a hybrid car.

  (368) posted on 01.12.2012

I’m not well impressed with the font looks; so bulky. However the engine output is better and I’m pretty sure that this one is an electric vehicle.

  (530) posted on 01.12.2012

Yikes! Haha. Its not that I am not imoressed with this car, but look at it and speak for yourself. This is looks ugly on its front design. Too mouthful for me. But the interior design of it is wonderful and too cozy.

  (194) posted on 01.12.2012

This is amazingly a good-looking car. And with its advanced technology installed, I will not look for more. But though it has a lot of good features, I may say that other cars will stand out against it.

  (342) posted on 01.10.2012

Yes, this is gonna be an electric car. And I am not impresses with it, the front looks so bulky. But I could say that the engine is good for it.

  (377) posted on 01.4.2012

I will definitely stay tuned about this Ford Fusion! I am sure that the final output of this car will turn out perfect! But it will be a Hybrid car? I am hoping not.

  (599) posted on 12.28.2011

Wow! This is absolutely an awesome vehicle! I feel so excited on the official outlook of this. However, I’m sure that this one is an electric vehicle.

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