Ford may not be the first automaker you think of when you think of hybrids, but it should be. Whereas other hybrid manufacturers are resting on their laurels, the Detroit automaker continues to move forward, producing innovative new vehicles for Ford dealerships around the country to sell.
Ford Fusion Hybrid
The 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid takes one of America’s most-beloved sedans and turns it into an incredibly fuel-efficient vehicle without sacrificing performance or comfort. The new Ford Fusion hybrid adds lots of exterior upgrades, with a newer, more stylish front end and headlights. Inside the vehicle, Ford has replaced the buggy MyFord Touch System with its new, user-friendly Sync infotainment system.
The Fusion Hybrid uses a 2.0 liter, four-cylinder engine paired with an electric motor. The Fusion Hybrid’s powerplant produces 188 horsepower and can accelerate from zero to 60 in a respectable 8.5 seconds. Thanks to the hybrid engine, the Fusion gets an impressive 42 miles per gallon.
For Ford consumers searching for a hatchback hybrid, the Ford C-Max is an underappreciated gem. The C-Max offers comfort and hybrid efficiency at a very reasonable price. The 2017 Ford C-Max is expected to show up at Indianapolis Ford dealers and dealerships around the country in late 2016.
The family-friendly hatchback is no slouch on performance. The 2.0 liter, four-cylinder gas engine will generate 188 horsepower and 129 lb. ft. of torque. For 2017, the C-Max will derive some of its power from solar cells that will supplement power generated by 21 solar cells on its roof. The solar cells will allow Ford to install smaller, less heavy lithium-ion batteries in the vehicle.
The C-Max is reported to obtain a combined city/country mileage of 41 mpg—an impressive achievement for Ford. The new C-Max is expected to hit dealerships in early 2017. Prospective buyers will need to be quick, as the solar innovation will likely be a big draw for consumers.
Upcoming Ford F-150 Hybrid
There’s an amazing amount of anticipation and enthusiasm for a hybrid version of Ford’s popular F-150 truck. The F-150 is the most popular truck in the world, and a hybrid version of this mainstay of the Ford brand will be a major development. Ford is said to be currently testing a hybrid F-150, and company executives have said that Ford will likely release an F-150 hybrid half-ton truck in 2020.
Automotive journalists expect that the hybrid F-150 will consist of an electric motor paired with a Ford EcoBoost engine. The F-150 hybrid will likely include a 10-speed auto transmission. When the Ford F-150 Hybrid finally hits the market, it’s almost certain to be a bestseller, especially if oil prices spike again.
Community Ford is a Ford dealership in Indianapolis selling dependable, reliable new and pre-owned vehicles. Eco-conscious consumers can check out Community Ford’s selection of hybrid vehicles and energy efficient traditional gasoline vehicles powered by the EcoBoost engine. Schedule a test drive today to see how Ford vehicles can make a big difference in what you spend at the pump.