Report: Next Ford Fusion Hybrid to average up to 48 mpg

Ford Fusion Hybrid

The Ford Fusion Hybrid is one of the most successful hybrid sedan on the market. The 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid averages a combined fuel-economy of 39 mpg or 41/36 mpg (city/highway).

According to Ford Inside news, development on the next-generation Ford Fusion Hybrid has already started. Sources say that new Ford Fusion Hybrid is averaging around 47 or 48 mpg in the first round of tests.

The Fusion’s sister car, the Lincoln MKZ, won’t show up until the 2013 model year – that means we won’t see a Lincoln MKZ Hybrid until sometime late 2012 or early 2013. The Ford Fusion Hybrid should make its debut around mid-2012.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Ford Inside News (via Green Car Reports)