Refreshed 2019 Fusion PHEV Receives 20 Percent More Electric Range

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    [​IMG] Standard safety equipment has been bumped up as well.

    Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – March 20, 2017

    2019 Ford Fusion

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    For the 2019 MY, Fusion includes new front and rear styling including a new grille featuring a five-bar design finished in chrome on S, SE and SEL models and new chrome mesh on Titanium. This sleeker Fusion also features a new trunk lid panel, fog lamps and LED taillamps.

    In a nutshell, the 2019 Ford Fusion sedan will arrive with standard Co-Pilot360 driver-assist technology, sleeker styling and greater all-electric driving range for the plug-in hybrid Fusion Energi.

    From the entry-level Fusion S to Fusion Energi Titanium, every 2019 Fusion features will include Ford’s Co-Pilot360 Protect driver-assist technologies which includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot information system, cross-traffic alert, lane keeping system, rear backup camera, rain-sensing wipers, and auto high-beams.

    The optional Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist adds full speed adaptive cruise control, voice-activated navigation and SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link. SYNC® 3 with 8-inch LCD touch screen is now standard for Fusion SE and above models, while voice-activated touch screen navigation with pinch-to-zoom capability, plus SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link is standard for Fusion Hybrid SEL, Fusion Titanium and Fusion V6 Sport.

    Fusion SE and above models now include a standard embedded 4G LTE modem providing Wi-Fi for up to 10 devices. Furthermore, SYNC 3 with the Ford+Alexa app offers access to Alexa skills, like adding items to a shopping list or playing music. New Waze compatibility will help drivers avoid troublesome traffic spots. Commands and functionality for Ford+Alexa and Waze may vary depending on smartphone and required software.

    The new Fusion Energi is projected to offer an EPA-estimated electric-only range of 25 miles, nearly 20 percent greater than the current model. Ford engineers designed a new 9.0 kWh air-cooled Li-Ion battery offering greater energy capacity with no change to the physical size of the battery pack. This means the large battery enclosure in the trunk will still reduce cargo cap.

    2019 Ford Fusion Trims

    Fusion S: The entry model now includes standard Ford Co-Pilot360 Protect,

    Fusion SE and Hybrid SE: Adds to the S, gasoline-powered Fusion SE comes standard with 1.5L EcoBoost, SYNC 3 with 8” LCD touch screen, SYNC Connect with Wi-Fi hotspot and dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control. Fusion Hybrid SE includes the brands atkinsonized 2.0L I4 with the electronic CVT.

    Fusion SEL, Hybrid SEL: The SEL replaces the SE Luxury Package and includes 10-way power driver’s seat with two memory settings, ActiveX seating surfaces, heated front seats, auto-dimming rearview mirror, intelligent access with remote start, leather-wrapped steering wheel, LED headlamps and new interior accents. The hybrid model adds voice-activated touch screen navigation with pinch-to-zoom capability, SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link.

    Fusion Titanium, Hybrid Titanium: The Titanium trim includes standard heated steering wheel, heated and cooled seats, rear inflatable seat belts, 19-inch wheels, navigation system, moonroof and adaptive cruise control with stop and go.

    The Fusion Energi Titanium now includes rain-sensing wipers, adaptive cruise control with stop and go, voice-activated navigation, and SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link.

    Fusion V6 Sport: AWD and 325 hp, 380 lb.-ft. of torque V6 are standard.

    The refreshed 2019 Ford Fusion will make its public debut at the New York Auto Show starting tomorrow and reach Ford showrooms by late summer.
     
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  2. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    A day late , and a dollar short. Nice gesture, Ford.
     
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  3. joshdurston

    joshdurston Rogue Canadian

    The range bump should've come years ago. IMHO the current Volt (53miles) represents the minimum for a new/updated PHEV. I think ultimately 80-100miles in a PHEV would be about right, anymore would be getting wastefully expensive and heavy.
    The sad thing is, a 20% boost in range actually means a 4-5mile boost in range. (Headline should read that way instead of as a percentage).
     
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