The 2006 Ford Fusion is the company's first fully "digital" car. It was completely designed, engineered and tested for manufacture in a digital environment ? using the most advanced design tools available for precision, quality and efficiency.
Virtual shoppers now can build their own Fusions on the Web, They have a say on g pricing options and picking colors. Filling out a survey on what else they'd like to see on the cars, Ford is geared to a new tool on meeting customer demand. The company is aimed at aligning consumer demand with actual production. "We're trying to match what our customers want with what we can deliver them," says Dan Geist, head of marketing for the Fusion.
Fusion takes several design has a bold three-bar grille and multi-element projector-beam headlamps and optional charcoal-black leather interior with contrasting oatmeal-colored seat stitching. The four-cylinder engine displaces 2.3 liters and makes 160 horsepower, while the 3.0-liter V6 generates over 200 horsepower. A six-speed automatic is standard with the V6, while the four-cylinder Fusion gets a five-speed either manual or five-speed automatic to send power to the front wheels.
Fusion offers a choice of Ford's 2.3-liter Duratec 23 I-4 or 3.0-liter Duratec 30 V-6. Both models feature all-aluminum construction, dual overhead cams, four valves per cylinder, intake Variable Cam Timing (i-VCT) and electronic throttle control. It delivers smooth, spirited performance, along with good fuel economy and emissions ratings. The four-cylinder engine delivers 160 horsepower, and can be paired with a five-speed manual or automatic transaxle. Also good news for the environment, the Duratec 23 I-4 will be rated as a Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (PZEV) in California. It will be the Ford brand's third PZEV application, after the Escape Hybrid and Focus PZEV. For even more power, there's the 210-horsepower 3.0-liter V-6, which is paired with an advanced six-speed automatic transaxle.
The Fusion offers a functional cabin with class-leading rear legroom and a spacious 15.8-cubic-foot trunk with flat-loading floor. Interior options include a height-adjustable driver seat, a tilt-and-telescope steering wheel, heated front seats with six-way power adjustments and an in-dash six-disc CD/MP3 player.
The Fusion is designed to meet stringent new side-impact tests. Its B-pillars are made by welding two blanks of steel end-to-end ? resulting in a stronger top of the vehicle and more flexible bottom. This facilitates energy absorption during a crash below the level of the occupants. The strong steel structure at the torso level and above helps prevents intrusion into the passenger compartment. Inside, Fusion has a long list of advanced safety technologies to protect occupants. They include Ford's Personal Safety System? with dual deployment front air bags, energy-absorbing safety belts and load-limiting retractors.
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