New 2019 Ford Fusion Debuts New Drive Assist Tech, Plug-In Hybrid Model

The 2019 Ford Fusion is officially on its way – and it just might be the best version of the model yet. For the 2019 model year, the Fusion has received a number of new features that are sure to leave a lasting impression on consumers. From more standard safety tech to an improved eco-friendly powertrain, the Fusion is ready to rock its segment.

This compact car now comes standard with the innovative Ford Co-Pilot360™ technology. This is considered the most advanced suite of standard driver assistance technologies in the industry. It includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot information system, lane keeping system, a rear backup camera and auto high-beam lighting.

Along with this new safety tech, the 2019 Fusion will also have a new standard engine for the SE model and higher trim levels. This is a 1.5-liter EcoBoost® engine. That’s not the only change to the powertrain lineup, though.

An all-new Fusion Energi, a plug-in hybrid vehicle, will also be available for the new year. It has an EPA-estimated electric-only range of 25 miles, which is nearly 20% more than the current model. It also has a new 9-kWh lithium-ion battery, providing the hybrid vehicle with more energy capacity without making the battery pack physically larger.

Find out more about the upcoming Ford Fusion with a trip to Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford.

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The Innovative Ford Fusion Design Boosts Recent Sales

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Recently, Ford and Lincoln announced that they had posted record sales for several different models, proving the brand has become more popular than ever. Here at Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford we couldn’t be happier to see even more Ford and Lincoln vehicles on the road.

So who cares about sales, right? Well, normally sales don’t say too much about the market, but these recent numbers are proving more and more that Ford and Lincoln are the go-to choice for drivers. In particular, the Ford Fusion is quickly becoming a classic.

“Fusion is an outstanding success story with October marking six straight months of record sales,” said John Felice, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. “Fusion is on pace to break the 300,000-vehicle mark this year for the first time ever. Plus, based on the strong sales of the all-new MKC, Lincoln produced its best sales results in October since 2007.”

The Ford Fusion design offers drivers a stylish ride which is both fast and fuel-efficient. With optional EcoBoost and Duratec engines, a sleek exterior (with a gorgeous front grille), and next-generation SmartGuage with EcoGuide, the Fusion is a no-brainer for most drivers.

Ford Fusion Drops Over 700 Pounds for “Lightweight Concept” Experiment

Even though it’s yet to hit dealerships, Ford’s upcoming lightweighted 2015 F-150 is, by all expert accounts and reviews, poised to be Ford’s best and most popular F-150 ever. That’s saying something, since the F-150 has been part of America’s best-selling truck series for the last 37 years. But when you realize that, thanks largely to an aluminum frame, this new truck is stronger, lighter, and more efficient than previous models, it starts to make sense.

It also makes sense for Ford to ride this success and try to employ lightweighting strategies and technology in other ways as well. That’s just what they’ve done with the Lightweight Concept, which is basically a Ford Fusion that’s undergone a makeover to lose 700 pounds. For the Lightweight Concept, Ford replaced basically every part of the Fusion with a lighter alternative, gleefully experimenting to see just how light and efficient they could make the sedan.

The result is a car full of aluminum, carbon fiber, and even something called Gorilla Glass, all of which adds up to a car that looks like a Fusion but weighs like a Fiesta—and gets the Fiesta’s fuel economy numbers as well. We’ll probably have to wait a while to see a production version of the Lightweight Concept—there’s no current plans for one and all that carbon fiber is expensive—but here at Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford we’re excited to be part of a company with such an innovative spirit and bright future.

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