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Old 01-09-2012, 05:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New, 100 MPG Ford Fusion

So, apparently, Ford is releasing a 100 mpg plug-in hybrid version of the Fusion. From the pictures, it looks like the aero could use some work:

Detroit Auto Show 2012: Ford pushes the 2013 Fusion to 100 mpg | Motoramic - Yahoo! Autos

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Old 01-09-2012, 05:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Besides the rear corners being rounded i think the aero looks good.

(That big grill probably comes pre-blocked from factory)
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I was thinking of the rims too, but you're probably right about the grill. I just have a hard time believing their claimed 13 mpg more than the plug-in Prius.
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I still cant believe they are calling that POS the new Dart.

Sorry got to looking at other photos back to normal topic.
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Is it me or it looks like a Mitsubishi Lancer with a front grille ala Aston Martin ?
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I still cant believe they are calling that POS the new Dart.
That Lexus LF-LC Concept otoh..
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So, apparently, Ford is releasing a 100 mpg plug-in hybrid version of the Fusion. From the pictures, it looks like the aero could use some work:

Detroit Auto Show 2012: Ford pushes the 2013 Fusion to 100 mpg | Motoramic - Yahoo! Autos
I think its awesome to see more PHEVs come out on the market. Hopefully the price will be not a crazy amount more than the Hybrid. I know I'd consider one over a PHEV Prius, which is approx $32k.

I can't wait to replace my daily driver with a PHEV car. I think I could do 80+ % of my driving w/o fuel
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It does look a bit reminicent of the Aston Martin.....but since when is that a bad thing?
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:26 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Hmm. Still a Ford though... jk

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