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2019 Fusion: First Ford to Standardize Driver-Assist Tech

March 20, 2018

Photo of 2019 Fusion mid-size sedan courtesy of Ford.
Photo of 2019 Fusion mid-size sedan courtesy of Ford.

Ford will debut its standard driver-assist technology package, Co-Pilot360, on the 2019 Fusion mid-size sedan, which has been named Fleet Car of the Year six times since 2011.

Co-Pilot360, which was announced on March 15, includes five driver-assisting features, including automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, a blind spot information system, a lane keeping system, backup camera, and automatic high beams.

The 2019 Fusion will also offer sleeker styling and greater all-electric driving range for the plug-in hybrid Fusion Energi when it arrives at dealer lots in late summer. The updated mid-size sedan will debut later this month at the New York International Auto Show.

Ford will again offer its Fusion in five trim grades, including S, SE, Titanium, Sport, and Platinum. The engine lineup carries over, including the standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder (175 hp). Optional engines include the 1.5-liter EcoBoost (181 hp), 2.0-liter EcoBoost (245 hp), and twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6.

For 2019, the 1.5L EcoBoost will be standard on the SE grade.

The Fusion Energi will offer an EPA-estimated all-electric range of 25 miles, which is a nearly 20% improvement over the outgoing model. A 9-kilowatt-per-hour lithium-ion battery replaces a 7.6-kWh pack.

The Fusion won Fleet Car of the Year from Automotive Fleet and Business Fleet in 2017, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010.

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