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2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium: Hybrid Goes High-End

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2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

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Ford could have a winner on its hands with the impressively frugal 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid, but already Ford has announced a new range-topping model

The Fusion Hybrid Titanium is set to top the range at $32,995, and loads on the luxury to justify the premium.

Externally, front fog lamps, chrome accents on the door handles, a rear deck spoiler and polished 18-inch alloy wheels all add visual drama.

Inside, buyers will enjoy electrically adjustable seats, trimmed in leather. The steering wheel also features a leather rim, while metallic trim enlivens several interior surfaces.

Titanium models also get a 12-speaker Sony audio system, improved SYNC connectivity, a rear-view camera and ambient lighting for night-time driving.

Check out our first drive of the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

It uses a lithium-ion battery pack and can manage up to 62 mph on electric propulsion alone, and though Ford hasn't yet released full horsepower or torque figures for the 2.0-liter hybrid drivetrain, performance should be peppy.

Naturally, like the regular, $27,995 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE, the Titanium also gets 47 mpg across the board in EPA testing--city, highway and combined mileage are all the same.

The Fusion Hybrid certainly out-punches Toyota's 41 mpg Camry Hybrid on EPA figures, but it might be even more appealing with a lower price tag. Forget high-spec Titanium models, Ford--how about a $25,000 entry-level 'Bronze' edition with a little less equipment?...

The 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid goes on sale later this year, while the Titanium arrives in early 2013.

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  1. Too bad Ford doesn't have a hybrid car to compete with The Toyota Prius and the Chevrolet Volt...
     
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  2. @Adalberto: Ah, but it does, now, at last. It's the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, a dedicated hybrid in a body style that's not offered (in the U.S.) as a gasoline-only model.

    See our first-drive report here:
    http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1078682_2013-ford-c-max-hybrid-first-drive
     
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  3. @John, Thank you for your reply. I see the Ford C-Max as a competitor for the Toyota Prius V. Perhaps I didn't express myself correctly when I said Toyota Prius, but I was referring to the Prius C. When I Google Ford C-Max hybrid I see various images of the car. Some of them look like the one you send me on the link. Others resemble a Ford Fiesta while others resemble the new Ford Focus. Do you happen to know of any variant of the Ford C-Max that may be good for a Ford response to the Prius C and the Chevy Volt? Thanks again for your time!
     
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  4. @Adalberto: Hmmm, not sure about the Google photo results. But you're right, Ford does not have a competitor in the subcompact hybrid class.

    Right now, the Prius C is about 15 percent of total Prius family sales, so it's unclear how much demand there may be for a subcompact hybrid that has fuel efficiency no better than the larger Prius Liftback.
     
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