The new Ford Hybrid is the second cohort of Fusion Hybrid with the first cohort version is still surviving in the market and it is still available for sale. As the present model still appears fresh, buyers cannot expect their 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid model with much modification, meaning that the new model would come with the same internal and external styling, including in its drivetrain department.
However, it is predictable that the new Fusion will get some minor aesthetic changes to expose itself as a modern and luxury vehicle. Analogous to its petrol-powered counterpart, it seems to get a restructured front and back parts. Regrettably, the authorized reveal of the new vehicle will not come pending the 2016 Motor Show to be held in Detroit.
2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid Redesign, Exterior
The exterior look will be originated from the Ford Evos concept and as the major manufactured Ford stands for the succeeding evolutionary step, the Ford kinetic design. For the model year 2017, the new model comes equipped with a slenderer trapezoidal grille, and in lieu of big headlamps, the new hybrid comes equipped with the slender, stylish and tapering headlamps.
However, the door in the new hybrid version does not open up spectacularly, analogous to that of the Ford Evos, but it is completely customary to the sides. However, the running roof outline of the concept stays as practical as possible, consistent with the anticipations of buyers. The 2017 model Hybrid will be offered with the same suite of 17-inch alloy wheels as that of the previous model.
2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid Interior
This time, the cabin will be designed to appear more luxurious and attractive when compared to that of the earlier model. As a result, it comes equipped with stylish and comfortable seats upholstered in premium materials. The cabin will be designed with the combination of soft plastic and premium leather. Moreover, the cabin of the new vehicle will be equal in size as that of the earlier model and it has been designed to accommodate five people comfortably.
All seats are well constructed to offer a comfortable ride to its occupants, even during long distance rides. Ford has paid necessary attention to the safety of the vehicle and its occupants. As a result, it comes equipped with an adequate amount of airbags and with the most up-to-date safety systems. Occupants can have an entertained ride as the vehicle comes equipped with the latest SYNC 3 infotainment system as well as the MyFord system with lots of innovative functions.
The automaker offers an extensive range of available technologies to keep drivers aware of their surroundings and ever-varying traffic conditions. One such novel feature is the Pre-Collision Assist that comes with the pedestrian detection feature. This can alert the drivers to pedestrians entering their path, and it can even apply the brakes to assist stop if required. Fusion also provides the vehicle with additional driver-assist technologies that can assist drivers to detect vehicles in their blind spots, adjust their speed when in cruise control, assist them in staying in their lane, find an appropriate parking spot and even assist them park in it.
The Ford Hybrid sedan comes equipped with a four-cylinder hybrid engine with the displacement of 2.0 liters, which operating on an Atkinson cycle. This engine would offer its performance in cooperation with two electric motors, powered by a durable lithium-particle battery set, which is situated in the storage section. With full battery power, the new hybrid can cover a maximum distance of 19 miles and the time taken to charge the exhausted batteries would be 2.5 hours.
The combination of the traditional 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid engine and the electric motors offers the new hybrid a maximum power of 141 horses @ 6,000 rpm and 129 @ 4,000 rpm torque. The power will be propelled to front wheels via a continuously variable 2-spd CVT w/OD Transmission. The 2017 Fusion consumes fuel at the rate of 44 MPG or 5 liters per 100 km in the city and 41 MPG or 5.35 liters per 100 km on the highways.
Price and the date of release
The 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid release date is expected to be the month of November 2016 with the preliminary cost of trims:
– S 4dr – MSRP: $25,675 – $37,020
– SE 4dr – MSRP: $25,675 – $37,020
– Titanium 4dr – MSRP: $25,675 – $37,020
See also: 2017 Honda Clarity, 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid, 2017 Tesla Model 3
New Ford Fusion Hybrid 2017 Photos