From high performance to EV, Ford’s line-up continues to expand, and it’s at the North American International Auto Show where Ford chose to reveal details about the all-new Fusion sedan.
Firstly, for the performance-curious, the 2017 Fusion Sport AWD gets a 2.7-litre twin-turbo EcoBoost engine—the same one found in the Edge Sport crossover—good for 325 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque. According to the Blue Oval, those are segment-leading figures. The Sport’s suspension, meanwhile, continually adapts to the road conditions below and there’s even a pothole-sensing system so the suspension can further adapt to help insulate occupants.
The Sport is the latest addition to a comprehensive model line-up that also gets a new Platinum trim, that joins two other EcoBoost lumps, as well as two hybrid models: The Fusion Hybrid and plug-in Energi. Those last two will get a feature called EcoGuide, which will actually coach drivers on how to operate the vehicle more efficiently. The 2017 version of the Energi, meanwhile, gets a lithium-ion battery that provides power enough for a claimed 30 kilometres of all-EV travel.
Charging for the Energi should take only 2.5 hours, with the charger acting as an “intelligent charger” for less power usage, and even warming the vehicle up before the occupants climb inside.