2015 Ford Fusion in Portland at Mackenzie Ford in Hillsboro

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The 2015 Ford Fusion is for sale in Portland at Mackenzie Ford in Hillsboro! For further information on how to become a Oregon Ford Fusion owner, please contact us at (800) 783-0863!

Fusion has been acclaimed as a design leader in the midsize sedan segment right from the start. Its numerous distinctions include Autoweek magazine’s Best in Show award at the 2012 North American International Auto Show and EyesOn Design honors for design excellence in a production vehicle.

Ford continues to improve and refine Fusion for 2015, with many new standard and available features throughout:

  • Terracotta package available on Fusion SE and Fusion Titanium includes:
    • Terracotta leather-trimmed seats
    • Terracotta door inserts
    • premium floor mats
    • 18-inch painted and machined alloy wheels
  • New six-way power adjustable passenger seat is standard on Fusion SE
  • New ten-way power adjustable passenger seat is standard on Fusion Titanium
  • All-wheel-drive is available with 2.0-liter EcoBoost on Fusion SE Appearance and Fusion SE Luxury package
  • Rearview camera standard
  • 16-inch, 10-spoke alloy wheel standard on Fusion S, replacing steel wheels with wheel covers
  • Four new exterior colors2015 – Bronze Fire Tinted Clearcoat Metallic, Guard, Tectonic and Magnetic
  • Configurable daytime running lamps standard

Fusion remains one of the most technologically advanced cars in the segment offering an array of available driver-assist features including adaptive cruise control with forward collision warning, Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert, active park assist and lane-keeping system. The previously optional rear view camera is now standard equipment.

Power of choice
Fusion is available with a choice of seven outstanding powertrains including two turbocharged and direct-injected EcoBoost® engines, a naturally aspirated 2.5L engine, a hybrid electric and a plug-in hybrid in Fusion Energi plus available Auto Start-Stop and all-wheel-drive.

“EcoBoost is a technology that’s really resonating with customers around the world and especially in the United States,” said Samantha Hoyt, Fusion marketing manager. “Nearly half of Fusion customers are now choosing fuel-efficient EcoBoost engines.”

After debuting in 2014, the 1.5-liter EcoBoost continues at the heart of the Fusion engine lineup, featuring turbocharging, direct gasoline injection and twin independent variable camshaft timing. The 1.5-liter includes several design features that debuted on the award-winning 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine now available in Fiesta and coming to the 2015 Focus.

Fusion has been widely praised by reviewers and customers for its outstanding driving dynamics including an excellent balance between ride quality and handling, as well as its exceptional steering feel. Driving is all about moving forward, and Ford is continuously working to make the driving experience better for its customers.

Ford Fusion getting substantial refresh for 2017

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It’s only been a couple of years since Ford rolled out the current Fusion, but if these spy shots are anything to go by, it’s already planning what appears to be a substantial update for the mid-size sedan.

According to our paparazzi on the ground, the new Ford Fusion is being prepared for launch late in 2016 or early 2017. Although heavily camouflaged to keep it from prying eyes such as ours, it appears that the updated Fusion will tone down the Aston Martin-style grille, ditch the small corner window with revised front side glass and tweak the vehicle’s overall shape. But there’s more to the new Fusion than a styling adjustment, and our spy photographers have caught a glimpse inside and taken us along.

Apparently the new Fusion is to get a completely overhauled interior with soft-touch surfaces and matte wood trim to make it seem more upscale. There’s an all-new rotary gear selector (like you’d find on a Jaguar, for example) hinting at the implementation of a new nine-speed automatic transmission. The prototype appears to be packing the Microsoft SYNC system, suggesting that the new Blackberry QNX system isn’t ready quite yet – though that doesn’t necessarily mean it won’t be ready by the time the new Fusion is.

Ford predicts it will finish 2013 as top-selling US brand

 

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Ford is ready to call the ball on its 2013 sales totals, predicting a first-place finish for units sold in the US for a single brand. The company anticipates selling more than 2.4 million vehicles when all vehicle sales over the last 12 months have been tallied, repeating the victory it trumpeted over Toyota last year.

According to Ford’s accounting, it sold 329,677 more vehicles than did Toyota in 2012. This year, the Blue Oval expects that margin to grow; through the end of November, Ford says it has outsold Toyota by 396,041 units.

Retail sales of Ford products are projected to exceed 1.7 million units for 2013 (the best retail result in 6 years for the company), with passenger cars accounting for 600k of that total. The redesigned Fusion is expected to crest the 290k mark, and the Fiesta is said to be ready to hit a model-record of 70k-plus. Meanwhile, utility vehicles and trucks are still paying a lot of bills in Dearborn, with the new Escape racking up an expected 300k sales and F-Series trucks chugging along at 688,810 units sold thru November.

Ford adding stop-start to all major model lines

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Ford has gone all-in on its efforts to offer most of its new vehicles with a fuel-efficient EcoBoost engine, but the automaker is reportedly preparing to take another big step toward improving vehicle efficiency.Automotive News is reporting that Ford will soon expand the availability of start-stop technology, which was first offered – presumably the first non-hybrid vehicle, that is – on the 2013 Fusion (equipped with the 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine) as a $295 option.

The benefit of start-stop is reduced fuel consumption as it shuts the engine off at long stops, and AN quotes Ford as saying that drivers can save more than $1,000 on fuel costs over five years. Despite this, the option hasn’t been popular on the Fusion thus far, but it could be more beneficial on bigger vehicles like the F-150. Ford also said that the next-gen Edge, which was previewed in concept form at the LA Auto Show, will be equipped with auto start-stop to help make the EcoBoost engines even more efficient.

Portland Ford dealer sells eleven leading fuel-economy vehicles

Your Portland Ford dealer, Dick’s Mackenzie Ford, is proud to not only sell the most fuel-efficient vehicle in the country, the Focus Electric, but we’re also proud to sell 10 additional vehicles with leading fuel economy. For more information please click here or call 1-800-783-0863.

Ford’s other fuel-efficiency leaders include:

•2013 Fusion 1.6-liter EcoBoost: Projected 37 mpg highway that would make it America’s most fuel-efficient non-rechargeable midsize sedan
•2013 Escape 1.6-liter EcoBoost: Expected to be the most fuel-efficient crossover of its kind with 33 mpg highway
•2013 Taurus 2.0-liter EcoBoost: Expected to deliver best-in-class 31 mpg highway
•2012 Edge 2.0-liter EcoBoost: Delivers 30 mpg highway, besting all SUVs its size or larger and even some cars such as the Honda Civic Si
•2012 Explorer 2.0-liter EcoBoost: One of the most fuel-efficient seven-passenger SUVs on the market, delivering 28 mpg highway
•2013 Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid: Aiming to become the world’s most fuel-efficient midsize sedan with a projected 100 MPGe rating
•2013 Fusion Hybrid: Expected to become the world’s most fuel-efficient non-rechargeable midsize sedan with 47 mpg
•2012 Fiesta: Offers up to 40 mpg highway and class-leading 33 mpg combined rating
•2012 F-150: The most fuel-efficient full-size pickup, with V6 models delivering best-in-class 23 mpg highway and 17 mpg city

“We’ve been working for three years to make the Focus Electric America’s most fuel-efficient vehicle of its kind,” said Chuck Gray, Ford chief engineer of Global Core Engineering Hybrid and Electric Vehicles. “The entire group feels like a sports team that has just won a major championship. It’s a good feeling to be at this point now.”

Unlike competitors that have designed electric and hybrid vehicles from scratch, Focus Electric benefits from being based on the fuel version of Ford’s global C-segment car.

“Focus Electric shares many of the same premium components and features as its gasoline-powered counterpart while delivering distinct efficiencies and a uniquely exciting driving experience,” said Kuehn.

In addition to boosting quality, Ford’s strategic decision to electrify vehicle platforms – instead of creating one-off vehicles – allows the company to offer customers more choices as part of its fuel-efficient product lineup.

Ford making Fusion production moves to challenge Camry on volume

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The Ford Fusion may already beat the Toyota Camry in terms of models offered, transaction price and sales increase so far this year, but if the Fusion wants to make a run at the title of best-selling car in the US, Bloomberg reminds us that volume is key. Opening a second production line at the Flat Rock, MI assembly plant will reportedly allow Ford to produce around 350,000 Fusions annually, which compares Toyota’s ability to crank out 475,000 Camrys and Honda’s capacity to build around 450,000 Accords.

For the Fusion, that’s an extra 100,000 units compared to the car’s current pace, and the article adds that the Fusion is “Ford’s best shot” to regain the passenger car sales crown – a title it (or any other US automaker, for that matter) hasn’t held since the mid-1990s. Despite hiccups with recalls and fuel economy numbers, the Ford Fusion is still red hot when it comes to sales. Fusion sales are up 13 percent so far this year (compared to a 0.6 percent decrease for Camry), and its average transaction price of $26,343 is about $2,300 more than its rival from Toyota.

The Fusion’s popularity has helped Ford improve its sales in California; the Dearborn-based automaker has a market share of 18 percent in the state, which is just a fraction of a percentage behind Honda. And this popularity should continue as Ford ups Fusion production and expands the model lineup even further for 2014 with a new 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine soon to become an option.

[Source: Autoblog]

Ford confirms 1.5-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine for 2014 Fusion

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Earlier this week, reports were swirling ’round the internet about the 2014 Ford Fusion getting a new 1.5-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost engine. That was… half correct. Ford today confirmed that the 2014 Fusion is, in fact, getting a new 1.5-liter EcoBoost mill, but it has four cylinders, not three.

The new 1.5-liter engine will be the fifth EcoBoost powerplant from Ford Motor Company. Initially to be built at the automaker’s Craiova, Romania plant, it will also be offered in the Fusion’s twin, the Mondeo, in other markets. This engine will debut at the Shanghai Motor Show next month, and the 1.5-liter is of particular importance in the Chinese market – there is significant tax relief in the People’s Republic for vehicles powered by engines with a capacity of 1.5 liters or less.

At a media briefing Thursday, Ford declined to divulge exact power or fuel economy numbers, though Joe Bakaj, vice president of powertrain engineering, told Autoblog that power output should be similar to that of the current 1.6-liter inline-four, and that overall efficiency will be “better than the 1.6.” Our earlier report stated that the 1.5-liter four will produce 177 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque – losses of 1 hp and 7 lb-ft versus the 1.6-liter engine. Ford states that the 1.5-liter four will feature many of the same technologies used on the company’s 1.0-liter EcoBoost inline-three, including an integrated exhaust manifold that recaptures much of the engine’s heat.

Ford will release more information regarding the 1.5-liter engine later this year, including availability in the 2014 Fusion. Earlier, we reported that the 1.5 would only be available with Ford’s six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission, though the 1.6 would be kept around for those preferring the company’s six-speed manual setup.