Ford Fusion Hybrid: Big Car, High MPG ~ the Prius has some company.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jan 4, 2009
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Ford’s doing something right! Well, one thing at least, and its name is…Fusion. Readallaboudit here. Excerpt:


But at 41 miles per gallon in city driving and 36 miles per gallon on the highway, Ford is confident that its Fusion Hybrid will make an impression in the marketplace.

“The mileage is a real grabber to the customer,” said Mark Fields, president of Ford’s Americas division.

The midsize Fusion sedan is Ford’s strongest effort yet to break the dominance of Japanese automakers in hybrid passenger cars. The Fusion’s mileage beats the 33 miles per gallon in the city and 34 miles on highways of the Camry hybrid from Toyota.

And while the Toyota Prius has better mileage, the Fusion is a midsize car rather than a compact like the Prius.

Ford has set a modest sales target of about 25,000 vehicles a year for the Fusion hybrid and the nearly identical Mercury Milan.

Even so, the potential payoff to Ford is not limited to sales in the showroom, said one analyst.

“It’s a halo vehicle, but not a halo performance car like a Shelby Mustang or a Corvette,” said Erich Merkle of the consulting firm Crowe Horwath in Grand Rapids, Mich. “This is a green halo vehicle.”

Detroit’s Big Three came under a barrage of criticism when they went to Washington in November seeking financial help…for more, click here.




About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


One Response to “Ford Fusion Hybrid: Big Car, High MPG ~ the Prius has some company.”

  1. Since 2000 Indonesia was lunch Camry Hybrid. It's took place in Indonesian hart. Camry is future car.