2013 Ford Fusion debuts

2013 Ford Fusion boasts plug-in hybrid version

WRITTEN BY: Janelle Vreeland
2012 Ford Fusion
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2012 Ford Fusion

The 2013 Ford Fusion has debuted at the North American International Auto Show and it is already boasting some luxury upgrades.

CBS News reports that the 2013 Ford Fusion will come with a choice of power plants which will deliver better gas mileage than competing mid-size sedans of similar engine type. The Fusion will reportedly get 47 MPG in city driving and 44 on the highway.

In addition the Fusion's lithium-ion battery will allow drivers to drive up to 62 mph using only electric power, before cutting off and using the gas engine. The previous cut-off point was 47 mph.

The new model, the Fusion Energi, will be a plug-in hybrid. The power plant will be similar to the regular Fusion hybrid, but will allow users to recharge batteries by plugging it in. Ford expects to get a rating of 100 MPGe.

The 2013 Ford Fusion will also feature drowsy-driver warning, crash-avoiding cruise control and a stop-go system.

Read more about the 2013 Ford Fusion here.