It is now confirmed that the 2017 Ford Fusion Energi is set to enter the market in some months to come following its recent display at the Detroit Auto Show. So far this fabulous model of car is ranked highly compared to previous models of Ford, a factor that is attributed to the mid-cycle upgrading that it is expected to undergo. These include improvement in the interior features, changes applied to the trims and setting up of new standard equipment among other styling updates. Meanwhile, the changes applied are meant to enhance its performance, maintain eco-friendly sustainability besides boosting the level of comfort for the passenger. Besides, this incredible car is expected to face competition from the recently redesigned Toyota Prius and Chevy Volt. Despite expectations that the electric powertrain of the 2017 Ford Fusion Energi was to be revised, it is stated that it is bound to still operate at about 19 miles about the rated range. Users should also expect a well-refined driving experience that is quite fascinating from this car.
2017 Ford Fusion Energi – Design Features:
The manufacturers are keen to ensure that this model retains the perfect Ford identity despite undertaking slight adjustments. However, there are different changes that should be anticipated. This includes the introduction of a wider and angular grille at the front fascia. For the trims, this 2017 Ford Fusion Energi is expected to adopt newly designed 17-inch wheels which will display superior strength and great ability to navigate at top speed on road terrain. Besides, the headlamp, tail lamp, and the fog lamps will contain new LED lights that have been designed to give perfect illumination. Buyers should also expect improved chrome garnishes, lower deck lid, and newly introduced rear fascia.
When it comes to the interior formation of this 2017 Ford Fusion Energi, some of the changes that will be evident include the relocation of the cup holders to create more space for the armrest. The Sync 3 infotainment system will also contain upgraded features with a perfect navigation system to provide high-quality entertainment to passengers. Additionally, this model is expected to include well-designed leather seats that will be thickly padded. Also, such high-quality leather material will be applied on the dash top and steering wheel to offer a firm grip and comfort when driving. Other changes expected include redesigning of the center console by applying a gear selector that will resemble a rotary.
2017 Ford Fusion Energi – Engine and Great Fuel Economy Rating:
According to Ford, its electric range is bound to go up to 19 miles before being boosted by the 2.0-liter Atkinson cycle-four-cylinder engine. This engine is expected to generate a horsepower of about 188 hp that will highly enhance the performance of the car as it accelerates. Interestingly, this 2017 Ford Fusion Energi model contains EV mode which enables the driver to restrict engine power and apply it when it is most crucial especially in steep terrain. Concerning the fuel economy ratings, this fantastic model displays mpg ratings of 97 in highways and 101 for the city. Besides, the presence of highly efficient suspension is expected to improve the responsiveness of the engine and transmission applied. Additionally, the 7.6-kWh bigger battery pack made of Lithium-ion helps in generating significant electric propulsion and profoundly boosts the performance of the engine.
2017 Ford Fusion Energi – Date of Launch and Price:
Though the price has not been officially confirmed, 2017 Ford Fusion (Energi) is expected to cost about $33,995 where this price includes the mandatory $875 fee for delivery. Meanwhile, the model with Titanium trim will go for $34,995 whereas for Platinum trims type it will cost around $41,995. On the other hand, it is anticipated that this model will reach the market late this summer ready for sale.