2013 Ford Fusion: Passion seizes the family sedan
NEWS
 

  1. Welcome to Ford Inside News – General discussion forum for Ford

    Welcome to Ford Inside News - a website dedicated to all things Ford.

    You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, Join Ford Inside News today!
     
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: 2013 Ford Fusion: Passion seizes the family sedan

  1. #1
    Focus RS
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Clearwater, FL
    Posts
    214
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 27 Times in 21 Posts

    2013 Ford Fusion: Passion seizes the family sedan

    Out of all Ford’s trout-mouthed wonder cars, the expectations are highest for the Fusion, the company’s freshly redesigned C/D sedan, a segment that in the U.S. represents more than one million annual sales (Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata, Volkswagen Passat, etc.). Careers break upon such rocks. Engineers jump off buildings.
    Auto makers devote themselves to a family sedan redesign with special zeal because getting it wrong means losing a generation of buyers, as well Ford F -1.37% knows. Dearborn has raised the stakes for itself further because the Fusion—built on the CD4 global platform—represents the current best practices of the “One Ford” strategy, an effort to contain costs by building essentially the same vehicle for all global markets. According to Ford, the Fusion has 80% global parts commonality (Europhiles may prefer to think of it as buying four-fifths of a Mondeo. A miscue on the Fusion would reverberate through the product line for years to come.
    Good thing it’s so awesome.

    Continue at: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/201...dan-2013-01-26

  2. Remove Advertisements
    Ford Inside News
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Mercury C557 2b2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    N NW of Atlantis (Reno)
    Posts
    13,061
    Thanks
    2,501
    Thanked 1,161 Times in 887 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4

    Re: 2013 Ford Fusion: Passion seizes the family sedan

    Thanks for posting this, davidlane
    I like:
    ...the Fusion’s cockpit design finally brings some order, some architectural sobriety to what is becoming an increasingly cluttered and randomized space. The segment’s worst offender is the Honda Accord, whose cockpit presents the driver with disconnected islands of audio, climate and navigation information accessed through a rotary-quadrant controller, steering-wheel switches and (redundantly) a touch screen, with some twist knobs thrown in for good measure. It’s a madhouse...
    ...compared with its rivals, the Fusion is a marvel of human-factors engineering...
    ...There can be no greater tribute to some rank-and-file, made-by-the-million family car: I want to drive it again.

  4. #3
    Ford Ka
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: 2013 Ford Fusion: Passion seizes the family sedan

    I really want to have this car!!! :)
    michaeloalmonte.tumblr.com
    value point distribution

  5. #4
    Ford Focus JBsC6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    109
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 21 Times in 19 Posts

    Re: 2013 Ford Fusion: Passion seizes the family sedan

    The fusion sales and profit success for ford shows that when a company designs a vehicle that evokes passion.....it's a win win

    Transaction prices are excellent on the fusion and consumers are gobbling them up!

  6. #5
    Ford Falcon Ute wingsnut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    4,848
    Thanks
    245
    Thanked 1,654 Times in 995 Posts

    Re: 2013 Ford Fusion: Passion seizes the family sedan

    Best part about Fusion, is that the best is yet to come.
    .....
    Sorry, but I am currently out of my mind.
    Please leave a message:

  7. #6
    Ford Focus ZX ZanatWork's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Albuquerque, NM
    Age
    43
    Posts
    289
    Thanks
    155
    Thanked 114 Times in 67 Posts

    Re: 2013 Ford Fusion: Passion seizes the family sedan

    I still hold out hope for a Fusion Sport, and maybe some weight savings with the next version. I really, truly hate that essentially every competitor has more available hp in their engine options.

    I never thought our main sedan would be 30 hp down...to a KIA.

  8. #7
    Ford Falcon Ute wingsnut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    4,848
    Thanks
    245
    Thanked 1,654 Times in 995 Posts

    Re: 2013 Ford Fusion: Passion seizes the family sedan

    Quote Originally Posted by ZanatWork View Post
    I still hold out hope for a Fusion Sport, and maybe some weight savings with the next version. I really, truly hate that essentially every competitor has more available hp in their engine options.

    I never thought our main sedan would be 30 hp down...to a KIA.
    Fusion 2.0L has more torque, and at a much lower rpm. That's what moves you, not having more peak hp at 6K rpms. If you were winding out 6 speed manual, that would be more beneficial, less so with an automatic. Last I looked they were pretty similar in acceleration anyways.

    And all that said, lots more power coming.
    .....
    Sorry, but I am currently out of my mind.
    Please leave a message:

  9. Remove Advertisements
    Ford Inside News
    Advertisements
     

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Similar Threads

  1. 2013 Ford Fusion: The Car Connection's Best Car to Buy 2013
    By scford58 in forum Ford Brand News - Global
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-10-2012, 08:22 PM
  2. 2013 Ford Fusion: The Car Connection's Best Car to Buy 2013
    By scford58 in forum Suggest A News Article
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-10-2012, 08:22 PM
  3. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-30-2009, 09:50 AM
  4. Is the family sedan over? - MSNBC
    By 2b2 in forum Ford Motor Company Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-20-2009, 10:29 AM
  5. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-20-2009, 03:34 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.1.2