The Ford Fusion has been released almost 3 years ago in the US and not too long ago it also made it to the European continent under the Mondeo name. The Hybrid model of the Fusion is also offered on the 2 markets in two different versions, the Energi which is a plug-in hybrid as well as a regular hybrid. The 2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid comes with few new features as well as a fresh new design which is a bit unusual considering the car is actually quite new in its class.
Further changes have been made to its running gear as well as the general trim level, so it is available in a few more configurations which should better please its potential buyers. One of the reasons why we are getting changes and why entire lineup comes with few tweaks is to achieve higher efficiency and we do know that Ford had few problems at the launch of this model.
The 2016 Fusion Hybrid which is basically identical to both standard and Energi models but it has a much smaller lithium ion battery than Energi version. For a standard version battery pack is only used to store energy from the regenerative braking system. It offers the same amount of power at 188 horsepower and the same amount of torque but it has a better fuel economy at 42 MPG on average and it is also lighter. Thanks to that, this model makes more sense for people looking to put a lot of miles on their car very fast.
Combination of 2.0 liter inline four cylinder engine that employs Atkinson cycle and electric motor is more than enough for most drivers. The 2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid is delivered with eCVT gearbox and front wheel drive, offering one of the smoothest driving experiences out there. With battery pack capacity of only 1.4 kWh you can expect little help from electric motor while accelerating and similar but nothing more.
On the inside, there is no real difference between the two and this model adds a few new features such as a newly designed instrument cluster, Ford’s all new infotainment system which adds its own app ecosystem as well as it allows the driver to further customize its experience. The seats are just as good as before and there is now more room for luggage. All models in lineup will very likely be available with a Vignale pack which will add better leather seats, aluminum trimmings inside the car, new wheels and tires as well as new color options. If this happens it will most likely replace the Titanium as a top trim model. There is also going to be a 24/7 assistance pack as well as a dedicated manager that will allow the buyer to speak directly with Ford.
The exterior of the new version on the other hand will receive Ford’s Ford’s entire new front end with slimmer headlights, a new front grille more similar to that of the European model as well as a new bumper. This model should also feature new active grille shutters, a new hidden exhaust pipe rather than the odd-looking one on the normal hybrid as well as new LED tail lights. The standard wheels are also going to see an upgrade with low rolling resistance tires offered as standard. All this is done to further improve entire lineup but also to close the gap between models delivered to different markets making them identical to wherever they come.
2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid Price
The official presentation of new 2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid already took place but the car should be available for sale after a couple more months. The price hasn’t changed all that much with the base model costing no more than $26,000 but the higher end versions can now be had for up to $32,000 which is bit high but you can be sure that Ford has a lot to offer in terms of features.