2013 Ford Fusion offers what car drivers want: Alert and Assist technology
As 2013 Ford Fusion gets ready for launch later this year, it is announced that this sedan will be offered in a choice of five…
These features are more in demand with the younger and tech savvy car buyers of today. These technologies ensure that car drivers maintain lane discipline, informs them about blind spots and assists in easier parking facilities. Ford Fusion also appeals to this category of drivers due to its latest in MyFordTouch infotainment system which allows drivers to mate their smartphones to access internet facilities, latest weather reports and current affairs, while even permitting them to hear test messages aloud.
Ford has not announced exact release dates but the 2013 Fusion is expected to hit company showrooms later this year. Base prices are tagged at $20,000 while hybrid models should be in the $30,000 bracket and Fusion Energi closer to $40,000.
For more information, read the news release below.
Auto News Release
Survey Says: American Drivers Want Features That Help Make Them More Aware; New Ford Fusion up to the Challenge
- Nearly nine in 10 drivers are interested in alert and assist technologies like those offered on the all-new Ford Fusion launching this fall, according to a new Ford survey
- Drivers acknowledge their limitations: Nearly 50 percent have fallen asleep while driving or know someone who has; nearly six in 10 blame blind spots for accidents or near collisions and nearly four in 10 of those surveyed fear parallel parking
- The all-new 2013 Ford Fusion offers the most complete suite of advanced driver assist technologies in the family sedan segment – capabilities previously only available in luxury cars that cost at least $100,000
- Early orders for the 2013 Fusion include higher-than-expected demand for new technology features
Even under ideal daytime conditions on a dry road, traffic can suddenly slow or someone can slip into the gap between you and the car ahead. When the sun goes down or the clouds open up, it gets harder to judge what a suitable following distance might be. Nearly nine out of 10 of the survey respondents expressed interest in technology that could assist in slowing their car if it determines there is a potential collision ahead.
- Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) with cross-traffic alert
- Adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning with brake support
- Lane-Keeping System with Driver Alert System
- Active park assist
- Rear-view camera system