Photos: Ford offers a Fusion Hybrid

CNET Car Tech takes a look at the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid, launched at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The Fusion, Ford's bread-and-butter mid-size sedan, gets a significant update for 2010, complete with new body work, new cabin tech options, and an all new hybrid model. Ford built on the hybrid powertrain technology it already uses in the Ford Escape Hybrid, but significantly retunes it for the Fusion, giving it a top electric speed of about 47 mph. Gas mileage is estimated to be around 38mpg city and 35mpg highway. Along with its high-tech powertrain, the Fusion Hybrid gets an innovative instrument cluster with a variety of gauges to monitor economy and powertrain operation. Putting it over the top on the tech scale is Ford's navigation and entertainment package, using Sirius Travel Link and Sync, which should put it in front of the tech pack next year. The new Fusion Hybrid was unveiled at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show and will be in showrooms early in 2009.

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Wayne Cunningham reviews cars and writes about automotive technology for CNET. Prior to the Car Tech beat, he covered spyware, Web building technologies, and computer hardware. He began covering technology and the Web in 1994 as an editor of The Net magazine. He's also the author of "Vaporware," a novel that's available as a Nook e-book.


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