The 2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid is a much awaited car of the current year. Although, it has gone through a number of delays, the premium features and design of the car will help it to make up for the lost time. This makes it stand out from its competitors and lead the market by extending to a wider audience.
2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid (Mondeo) Design
The new 2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid, which is also known as the Ford Mondeo in European markets, is designed in saloon body style with the C/D architecture. The car has seen a delay of 2 to 3 years after it was first unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show in the year 2012. But, with its fine build and excellent features, it is expected to overcome the losses and become a huge success in the international market. The overall design hasn’t been changed from the previous model year. It kept its familiar design, both inside and outside, as you can see in the photos posted within this page.
Hybrid Engine and Fuel Consumption
The 2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid is powered by a 1.4 kWh Lithium-Ion battery having a peak power of about 35 kW. It supports a 88 kW permanent magnet AC synchronous motor which allows the vehicle to achieve a top speed of 85 mph. As for the power unit, the car has a 2.0-liter Atkinson cycle I-4 Hybrid Engine paired with a transmission system of Electronic Continuously Variable (eCVT) type, transferring the power to the front wheels. The engine is capable of producing a power of 141 hp boosted by the EEC-V engine electronics. It also produces a torque of about 129 lb-ft. The car has a sequential multiport electronic fuel injection and a single exhaust with bright tip. The engine block and cylinder are made of cast aluminium.
The Ford Mondeo is one of the cleanest cars with very less CO2 emissions as compared to other cars. It is capable of reaching 0 to 60 mph in only 7.5 seconds and has a fuel consumption of about 70 mpg. It gives an estimated EPA rating of 44 mpg in cities, 41 mpg on highways, and around 42 mpg combined. It is said to reach around 85 mph on electric power alone, while its fuel tank capacity is about 13.5 cu-ft.
Wheel Specifications and Warranty
The sedan supports 17 inches, 15 spokes, aluminium painted wheels. The wheel base is about 112.2 inches. The new Ford Mondeo Hybrid has a front suspension in the form of Short-long-arm design with stabilizer bar and MacPherson struts for the front shocks. The rear suspension is in the form of an independent multi-link and the rear shocks are twin-tube, gas pressurized. The car has power disc brakes on the front as well as rear wheels with Anti-lock Bakes system. The steering is electric power assisted. There is a maximum seating capacity of 5 available in this car. The company offers a warranty of 5 years for corrosion and roadside assistance program.
New Fusion Hybrid Release Date & Price
The car was unveiled back in 2012 and is expected to be launched soon, it should be out for sale at the end 2014 or the beginning of 2015. The starting price of the new Ford Mondeo is around 20,000 pounds in the European market and $27,280 in the U.S. market. It is definitely going to rule the European market with its affordable price and premium features. Its eco-friendly nature is going to attract a lot of customers. Ford is well-known for producing good cars every year and the 2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid is gong to be no exception.
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