5 Things That Make the 2017 Ford Fusion so Technologically Advanced
In January, Ford introduced the all-new 2017 Ford Fusion, complete with technological innovations that make it stand out in its class. Here are five reasons it stands out:
It combines all-wheel drive and a twin-turbocharged V6 engine. The combination is a class-exclusive and is set to outpower the 2016 BMW 340 with a projected 325 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque.
The 2017 Fusion is the first Ford sedan in North America to include pedestrian detection. Built for combined driving situations, the Fusion is safer for drivers and pedestrians thanks to the system’s technology.
Buyers can choose between two hybrid options. In addition to three EcoBoost engine choices, buyers have the option of the Fusion Hybrid and Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid. Ford says, “New software in both hybrids delivers an even more refined and engaging drive for customers, while more efficient electric motors are expected to contribute to better fuel economy and a purer range of electric driving.”
Potholes are not a problem. When buyers purchase the Fusion V6 Sport they get continuously controlled damping that gives the Fusion real-time suspension tuning based on setup and road inputs. Ford says that system features pothole detection technology that quickly adjusts the shock absorbers to reduce the severity of the impact on the vehicle occupants.
Ford’s lithium-ion batteries have evolved to take up less space. Because they are smaller, they also save weight leading to better fuel economy. These batteries fully charge in just 2.5 hours.
The new Fusion arrives at dealerships this summer. Fusion V6 Sport follows a few weeks later.