The Fusion Hybrid Is Ford's Escape Route
The Big Three were late to the hybrid party, but they're finally getting into the swing of things with cars like the 39-mpg Ford Fusion Hybrid, a car that should make Toyota nervous and might just help Ford escape the apocalypse in Detroit.
The 2010 hybrid Fusion and Mercury Milan, its fraternal twin, build on Ford’s experience with the cute-ute Escape Hybrid but advance the technology by making it lighter, more powerful and more efficient. The two gas-electric mid-size sedans offer strong evidence that Ford is serious about building fuel-efficient vehicles, and they're one reason Ford's future isn't as bleak as those of General Motors and Chrysler.
Ford makes no bones about the two hybrids being aimed squarely at the Toyota Camry Hybrid. Considering they offer better all-electric performance and superior fuel economy, they might just take the Camry down.
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