A Fusion of Elegance and Decadence.
Needless to say that this new design for the 2013 Fusion has been very well received at the Chicago Auto Show this week and people’s comments have been very favorable toward it. The video below was shot by Runde Auto Group — The noise in the background of the vid was coming from the new Shelby Mustang presentation across the room and we’ll post the video of that soon. People were definitely all a-buzz about the Shelby. But this new Fusion is definitely gorgeous.
The new design is only about 1 inch longer and 1/2 inch wider than the previous Fusion, but it looks a lot longer than its predecessor mainly due to an extended wheelbase that’s almost 5 inches longer than the 2012 version. A new inline 4-cylinder 1.6 Liter EcoBoost engine will be available on the all-new Fusion. And this optional turbo engine will produce 179 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque and is expected to achieve 37 mpg on the freeway.
Ford will also produce a new hybrid version of the Fusion that’s expected to get 47/44 mpg (city/highway), which is a dramatic increase over the 2012 Fuison that currently is rated at 41/36 mpg.