Will There Be A Ford Fusion Active? – Ford is bringing back the Fusion label for a brand-new station wagon that resembles a crossover since sedan sales are at an all-time low and SUV purchases are rising. Despite few specifications, Ford’s upcoming vehicle is anticipated to compete with the Subaru Outback.
Here is all we now know about the Fusion Active, although we won’t know everything until Ford decides to reveal it. Inferring that, the Fusion Active should have an elevated ride height, plastic body cladding, and all-wheel drive. Additionally, a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid powertrain are said to be available.
The Ford Fusion will be redesigned in 2024.
The Ford Fusion has a four-door cabin, a lengthy front overhang, and a short rear end, giving it the appearance of a standard, midsize sedan. The SE and SEL ride on 17-inch sparkle silver-painted aluminum wheels, while the Titanium rides on 18-inch premium-painted alloy wheels. All versions come standard with LED taillights, but only the SEL trim and higher provide LED headlights and LED signature illumination. All variants have a single exhaust tip, body-color bumpers, and door handles. However, the handles on the SEL and Titanium models have chrome inlays. The Titanium is even more set apart from lower trims by its chrome mesh grille and rear decklid spoiler. Lower boundaries have a more traditional five-bar grille design.
Only the height and curb weight difference between the Fusion’s hybrid and gasoline versions in dimensions. Without the mirrors, both variations are the same size at 191.8 inches long and 72.9 inches broad. The hybrid measures 58 inches tall, while the gasoline variant is only 0.2 inches taller. This is the only difference between it and the gas version. The hybrid range has a curb weight of 3,668 lbs, around 200 kg more than the gasoline version’s 3,472-pound weight.
There is no information on the Fusion Active’s interior layout, passenger capacity, or cargo volume. We anticipate that the appearance will be similar to more recent Ford models, like the midsize Explorer SUV and the all-electric Mustang Mach-E crossover. These models advocate an entirely digital gauge cluster, a vertically oriented center screen, and adaptable interior cubby storage. To compete with the Outback, we think the Fusion Active will have a comfortable back seat and a lot of space for cargo.
The next Fusion Active should come with the most recent iteration of Ford’s Sync infotainment system. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on a touchscreen should be standard. A Wi-Fi hotspot and integrated navigation will probably also be available. Ford often also provides an improved audio system.
An 88 kW electric motor is added to the Fusion Hybrid’s 2.0-liter inline-four Atkinson cycle engine, which already produces 141 horsepower and 129 lb-ft of torque, to increase peak combined outputs to 188 hp. A continuously variable automatic transmission, standard in hybrids, send only these outputs to the front wheels. The Toyota Camry beats out the Honda Accord’s nine-second 0-60 mph sprint with a time of 7.5 seconds, even if it is average for the class.
The hybrid does require some heavy-footed input to get moving, whether pulling away from a standstill or overtaking at speed. However, the electric torque makes for off-the-line solid acceleration. However, the Fusion Hybrid is often simple to maneuver in the low to mid-speed range. The CVT also feels like it fits the powertrain nicely; it is nothing remarkable but functions as smoothly as it should. However, stay away from highway speeding because the power plant suffers at higher speeds.
The Date and Price of the 2024 Ford Fusion Active
The average list price for the 2024 Ford Fusion Hybrid is $27,743, according to listings. Depending on the condition, mileage, amenities, and location of the vehicle, prices can range from $28,000 to $34,595. The redesigned Ford Fusion Active is expected to come out in the summer of 2024.