LA 2008 Live: 2010 Fusion and 2010 Milan Hybrids to take on Camry Hybrid

  • “¢  Both hybrid models beat the Toyota Camry Hybrid by at least 6 mpg in the city.
  • “¢  2.5L 4-cylinder making 175-hp and a peak torque of 136 lb-ft.
  • “¢  Both are capable operating up to 47-mph on pure-electric power.
  • “¢  700 mile on one tank of gasoline.

Ford is not shy at all to call out the Toyota Camry Hybrid as its main rival for its two new mid-size sedans unveiled here at the 2008 LA Auto Show. The 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid and the 2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid are powered by a two-motor hybrid system developed by Delphi Corp. and Ford’s new 175-hp, 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine.

Ford has put in quite in effort to differentiate the Fusion Hybrid and Milan Hybrid from its gas-powered siblings including a its signature “road and leaf” badging on both sides and the rear of the vehicle, 17-inch eight-spoke wheels, seat fabric made from post-industrial 100 percent recycled materials; and a standard 110-volt power outlet.

The 2010 Ford Fusion hybrid and the 2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid will arrive in showrooms in the first quarter of 2009. Stand by for pricing info.

Follow the jump for high-res photos from the 2008 LA Auto Show.

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid/2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid – Live from 2008 LA Auto Show:

   

 

 

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