2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid
The original model came in 2005, while hybrid variant was introduced in 2008. This is a gasoline-electric powered version of Ford’s mid-size sedan, which is currently in its second generation. Just like standard models, 2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid will also undergo a mid-cycle refresh, which will include several modifications.
2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid redesign
The current generation of this mid-size sedan was launched in 2012. Just like standard gasoline-only model, it rides on the same Ford CD4 platform. The 2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid will also suffer several modifications, just like standard model. There will be several visual changes and, naturally, most of them will be on the front end. Beside new front fascia, rear and will be also modified in order to follow the style of the front. However, that is not all. Refreshed model will also get slightly restyled front doors, which will come without small quarter windows.
On the other side, interior of 2016 Fusion Hybrid will suffer much bigger changes. New cabin will feature not only new styling, but also better-quality materials and new matte-finish wood trim, which will give more upscale feel. Control board will be redesigned and it will feature larger LCD screen with all controls on it, and also new, more elegant multi-functional steering wheel. The 2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid will also get new infotainment system. Just like in standard model, current Microsoft SYNC infotainment system will be probably replaced with Blackberry’s QNX infotainment system. This model also features many advanced-technology systems such as Lane Keeping System, adaptive cruise control, blind spot information system, parking assist, cross-traffic alert and many others.
2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid engine
It is expected that 2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid will come without changes, when it is about powertrain. It will be powered by the same system, which is consisted of 2.0 liter Atkinson petrol engine and 1.4 kW lithium-ion battery, which will run front wheels. The total output of the car is about 185 horsepower and 130 lb-ft of max torque. Fuel consumption is rated at 42 mpg in combined drive.
2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid release date and price
It is expected that 2016 Fusion Hybrid will be ready by the end of the year. We expect that refreshed model will be presented at the LA Auto Show, but it could be in the early 2016 at Detroit Auto Show too. When it is about price, we don’t expect some bigger changes.