With this new Ford Fusion Lightweight Concept, based on Fusion (Mondeo) platform, customers can expect to see better fuel efficiency. Ford Fusion Lightweight Concept receives a 1.0 liter EcoBoost three cylinder engine. This engine is capable of 45 mpg (19.13 kmpl) when fitted on the Fiesta hatchback.
Ford Fusion Lightweight Concept mid sized sedan has wheels and seats made of carbon fiber. Its crankshaft, springs and stabilizer bars are constructed of hollow steel. The entire body is of aluminium, steel and magnesium while windshield and windows receive special chemically treated glass and Gorilla Glass that was seen in earlier iPhone models.
Rear window is of heavy duty plastic. This mixed material research vehicle has been developed by Ford in association with US Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Program and Cosma International, a subsidiary of Magna International.
Besides showcasing this new Ford Fusion Lightweight Concept, Ford Motors also announced a new alliance with Samsung SDI Group for the construction of lightweight and efficient batteries. A new two battery system was demonstrated with the use of lithium ion and lead acid batteries which, in the future, will result in efficient regenerative braking system.