The Ford Fusion Hybrid, a plug-in hybrid vehicle, is an evolved version of the popular Ford Fusion sedan. It differs from the standard sedan in its platform and its design as it is powered by two electrically powered vehicles: the combustion engine of the hybrid car and that of the car running on electricity. Thus it uses an electric motor to power both the gas and the electric engines. Hence it combines conventional air conditioning with electric air conditioning. Also it has been given a completely new look with new front headlamps, grille, headlights, tail lamps and so on.
Since the first Ford Fusion Hybrids was launched in Canada in 2001, the model has gone through several refinements and improvements, like increased torque and power, new lightweight construction materials and various designs, including the popular V-motion system. The Ford Fusion Hybrids is sold across Canada by many car dealers, and they also sell worldwide. This all changes in 2010, when production of the Ford Fusion Hybrids begins in Mexico. Most of the Ford Fusion Hybrids will be built at Mexico for the Ford Motor Company’s European operations. Only the front wheels of some of the models come to Canada. The rest of the vehicles will be built in the Mexican factory.
This new model year marks the production of the Ford Fusion Hybrid with a number of significant updates. With regard to power, this hybrid version gets one step up from the previous models. Ford claims that the new Ford Fusion Hybrid comes with greater power, as well as improved efficiency and performance. The new Ford Fusion hybrid models come with new front and rear lights, headlights with LED technology, and wider spacing in the wheel arch.
The production of the first generation Ford Fusion Hybrid was supposed to begin in the second half of 2009, but it was delayed due to financial problems at the Ford Motor Company. Nevertheless, the company managed to launch the first generation hybrid electric car in January 2010. As part of the plan, Ford Motor Company had introduced the Ford Fusion E Focus model, which is a mid-size vehicle aimed at the segment of small to medium-size car consumers. Many automotive experts believe that the introduction of the first generation Ford Fusion Hybrid was a complete success, as many consumers had been waiting for the release of such an advanced hybrid electric car.
The second generation of the Ford Fusion Hybrid has many significant features which are taken from its first generation counterpart. For instance, the second-generation Ford Fusion Hybrid has a plug-in hybrid version. In the past, the only plug-in hybrid model available from Ford was the Ford Fusion PHV, which meant that it used gasoline when run, and had to be plugged in using an electric adapter. The second generation Ford Fusion Hybrids, on the other hand, uses gasoline when the vehicle is running and then uses the electric motor to power the electric motor when the vehicle is stopped.
Since the first Ford Fusion Hybrid model had some negative feedback from consumers, it was introduced with some refinements. This was done through the series of Ford Fusion Trials, which Ford held throughout the United States, and which saw a number of Ford cars being put on display. At the end of the trials, drivers were able to choose between the standard car and the plug-in hybrid, and the jury was still out on which would win the battle between the two. With the trials over, and with much positive feedback from consumers, the Ford Fusion Hybrids was introduced to the world at the Paris auto show, and the auto industry began to realize that a new type of hybrid car was on its way.
Now, at the start of the new year, we see the release of yet another model in the Ford Fusion Hybrid line-up. Ford is expected to release another plug-in variant, or a Ford Focus plug-in variant, in the future. However, until such a time arises, we will have to wait and see what the general public thinks of the Ford Fusion Hybrid. Through 2010, however, it was apparent that the Ford Fusion Hybrid was proving to be a very well built, reliable, and fuel efficient vehicle. Consumers have given high praise for its design, efficiency, and overall durability.
The release of the third version in the plug-in hybrids series will only boost consumer confidence in the brand. While it does not carry the same style and design of previous models, it still manages to be modern and stylish. The styling and body lines, which saw drastic changes through the 2009 model year, are carried through for the new Ford Fusion hybrid. As we look into the future with the plug-in hybrids, it seems as if there will be many more models to come from Ford, which will hopefully be full of high quality, dependable engineering.