The Detroit automakers have been trying for years to build a midsize sedan that will outsell the Camry and Ford thinks they just may have hit the money maker with their 2013 Ford Fusion that is getting ready to hit the dealerships. This new Fusion has five powertrain options to fit any preference including a 2 liter model for those who love power and 47 miles per gallon gas electric hybrid for those who value fuel efficiency. Of course the interior and exterior have their own set of options that could make this model a great choice for anyone in the market for a sedan.
The sales are up for the Ford Fusion as well, last year’s model sold 248,000 which is a 7.7% increase. August of this year alone sold 181,000 Fusions and that put the Fusion as Detroit’s best selling midsize vehicle in the United States. While you might think that puts in the running to be a contender against the Camry though, you would be mistaken. This doesn’t even put the Fusion in the top three. Camry sold 280,000 vehicles this year and is at a 37 percent increase, with sales of 400,000 expected by the end of this year. The Honda Accord, sold 219,000 cars for a 19 percent increase and the Nissan Altima sold 210,000. So, it looks like the heat is on for the 2013 Ford Fusion.
Ford seems to feel positive about this latest Fusion though. They noted that the previous sales limits were due in part to the capacity limits due to the Fusion’s Mexican assembly. Now that these cars are being built in Flat Rock, Michigan, the production numbers should stay up in order to get more Fusions out on the road. The Flat Rock plant also builds the Ford Mustang and is geared up for maximum production limits.