Ford Fusion (Americas)

Ford Fusion
2019 Ford Fusion Titanium Energi, front 2.29.20.jpg
Ford Fusion Titanium Energi
Overview
ManufacturerFord
ProductionAugust 2005 – July 2020[1]
Model years2006–2020
Body and chassis
ClassMid-size car
Body style4-door sedan
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive
Chronology
PredecessorFord Contour

The Ford Fusion is a four-door, five-passenger mid-size sedan manufactured and marketed by the Ford Motor Company.[2] From the 2006 through 2020 model years, two generations of the Fusion have been produced in gasoline, gas/electric hybrid, and gas/plug-in electric hybrid variants. The Fusion was manufactured at Ford's Hermosillo Stamping and Assembly plant in Sonora, Mexico, alongside its rebadged variant the Lincoln MKZ, and formerly the Mercury Milan,[3] both of which share its CD3 platform.

Production on the first Fusions began on August 1, 2005.[1] The Fusion replaced the Mondeo for the Latin American markets—except in Argentina (where the current European Mondeo is available) and in the United States and Canada (where it superseded the then mid-size Taurus and the compact Contour). The Fusion is positioned between the compact Ford Focus and the full-size Ford Taurus.[4] In the Middle East, this model is sold alongside the Mondeo. Versions sold there are available only with the 2.5-liter engine. Unlike in the United States, Canada, and Latin America, no V6 engine is available in that region.[5] The same is true in South Korea, where only the 2.5-liter engines (including those for the hybrid model) are available as of the 2012 model year.

The third generation line-up includes a gasoline engine option, an EcoBoost engine option, a next-generation hybrid model, and a plug-in hybrid version, the Ford Fusion Energi, making the Ford Fusion the first production sedan to offer these four options. Sales of the gasoline-powered and hybrid versions began in the U.S. in October 2012 under the 2013 model. Sales in Europe and Asia as Ford Mondeo began in 2015, along with South Africa, where the Fusion name was used.[6] Deliveries of the Fusion Energi began in the U.S. in February 2013. The entire 2013 Fusion line-up was awarded with the 2013 Green Car of the Year at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. In 2019, the Fusion was the seventh-best selling car in the United States.[7]

  1. ^ a b Binder, Alan K., ed. (2006). Ward's Automotive Yearbook 2006. Ward's Communications, Inc. p. 102.
  2. ^ "Ford Fusion Prices, Reviews, and Pictures | Edmunds". Edmunds.com. July 23, 2019.
  3. ^ "Business Week June 13, 2005". Business Week. June 13, 2005. Archived from the original on September 4, 2011. Retrieved January 10, 2012.
  4. ^ "Environmental Protection Agency Fuel Economy". FuelEconomy.com. US Department of Energy. Retrieved November 18, 2007.
  5. ^ "Ultimate Car Buyer Guide". DriveArabia.com. Archived from the original on September 23, 2010. Retrieved June 1, 2010.
  6. ^ 2015 FORD FUSION RINGS THE CHANGES, CAR, July 15, 2014
  7. ^ "Tesla Model 3 = 9th Best Selling Car In USA". CleanTechnica. December 16, 2019. Retrieved December 17, 2019.