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2015-01-21 11:52

HOT NEW FUSION: Ford has launched its new sedan, the Fusion in Cape Town on Tuesday, Jan 20 2015. Image: Ford

  • Assisted Steering and new brakes
  • Packed with comfort, safety features
  • Advanced materials

Ford has launched it's hot new sedan in Cape Town and it's a looker of note, packed with safety features and loads of technology.

The new Ford Fusion, says the automaker, has refinement and craftsmanship, technologies including Ford's adaptive diode headlights and multi-contour seats, and sophisticated design.


Mark Kaufman, Ford SA’s vice-president for marketing, sales and service, told Wheels24: "The Fusion is the most technologically advanced Ford vehicle yet to South Africa. From convenience technologies such as Sync 2 and a new active park assist to safety technologies including pre-collision alert with a head-up display, the Fusion adds a range of safety and security features for city drivers."

The car has a choice of three petrol engines -  a 1.5 and two two-litre EcoBoost engines - and a high-powered two-litre TDCi diesel engine that delivers 132kW/400Nm.

The Fusion has a sports-coupe profile with a low roof and a lean profile sculpted to convey ‘visual lightness’, says Ford. "The sophisticated and technical front-end design has a more prominent trapezoidal grille, a power-dome bonnet and adaptive slim-line, laser-cut, headlights."

The cabin has a digital/analogue instrument cluster and a sleek wraparound centre console design that delivers a sporty, cockpit-like feel.


Ford's new pre-collision teach with a head-up display detects a looming collision and automatically applies brakes if the driver does not respond to warnings. It can also apply automatic braking to mitigate or avoid a collision with a vehicle ahead. Active city stop operates at up to 40km/h.

Radar technology further enables the new Distance Indication feature and adaptive cruise control technology. Distance Indication tells the driver the time gap to the vehicle ahead. Adaptive cruise control maintains a driver-selected distance from the vehicle ahead.

So, it seems the Fusion delivers quality and craftsmanship to the refined, elegant, sporty and highly expressive exterior, and an interior that has optimised ergonomics and comfort, with premium finishes and equipment.

Stay tuned to Wheels24 later this week for a full review of the new Ford Fusion.


Ford Fusion 1.5 EcoBoost Trend – R349 900

Ford Fusion 2.0 EcoBoost Trend – R369 900

Ford Fusion 2.0 EcoBoost Titanium – R424 900

Ford Fusion 2.0 TDCi – R449 900

Petrol engine service intervals 20 000km, diesel 15 000km. Each sold with a four-year or 120 000km warranty and four-year or 80 000km service plan.

For more about the cars go to the Ford South Africa website, courtesy of Wheels24.

TIME TO FOCUS ON THE FUSION: This is the Blue Oval's latest contribution to the world of wheels and it's just been launched in South Africa. Bet the shareholders are delirious. Image: Ford

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