2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid First Impressions

Shame, all this financial doom and gloom stuff lately. It’s depressing sure- but it also takes away from some of the great new stuff our automakers are planning to bring to market. Example? Ford’s latest hybrid- the Fusion. Powered by a newly hybridized version of the automakers latest 2.5 liter four cylinder engine, Ford engineers are saying that it will be the most fuel efficient mid-sized sedan in America- with at least a 6 mpg advantage over its key competitor, the Camry hybrid.

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Q&A with Bob Lee – Chrysler’s powertrain head

Chrysler has developed a number of significant partnerships in the area of powertrain. They can help to buffer risk and ensure maximum technology coverage to underpin competiveness. Bob Lee, Chrysler’s VP for Powertrain Product Engineering, tells just-auto editor Dave Leggett how that works and also considers the challenges ahead for both Chrysler and the auto industry generally.

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