DEARBORN, MI – Ford Motor Co. says its ’09 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan hybrid-electric vehicles will feature smoother transitions between electric and gasoline modes. The next-generation hybrids, set to debut late next year, “will have battery and fuel-economy improvements and other refinements,” says Sherif Marakby, chief engineer, global core HEV propulsion system engineering. “It’s the smoothness of operation – what the customer will actually feel when the engine is off or on,” he ...

Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)

"Ford’s Next-Gen Hybrids Promise More Refinement" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:

  All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
  Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
  •   Global sales and production data by country
  •   U.S. model-line inventory data
  •   Engine and equipment installation rates
  •   WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
  •   Product Cycle chart
  •   Interrelationships among major OEMs
  •   Medium- and heavy-duty truck volumes
   •  Historical data and much more!

For pricing and subscription information please contact
Lisa Williamson by email: or phone: (248) 799-2642

Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.

Already registered? here.