Ford Fusion output to increase

Ford (F) hopes to keep the price on its Fusion model level even as output increases with new plants tasked to boost production.

Currently, the Fusion is priced at $2.3K above the top-selling Toyota Camry and $1,176 above the average in the mid-size car segment.

LMC Automotive thinks the automaker will make between 350K and 380K Fusions this year.

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  • Jim W
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    I will probably lease one for my wife when the production begins in Flat Rock, Michigan.
    26 Aug 2013, 07:52 AM Reply Like
  • mandolin
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    Ford Motor Co. Rides Global Focus, I Leased a Fusion Energ-i for 24 month lease. Turned in a Milan which gave me 28mpg on a 30 mi trip to the dealership an I got 85mpg the reverse trip home. Note 22 of those return trip miles was on battery only. Now have logged over 400 mi. total, averaging over 100mpg gas use combining it with 300 mi operating with battery only. 20mi of battery charge costs approx. $2.80 @.14 KWH delivered price, this correlates to a cost of (36gpm City) if driving a gas only operated vehicle. Emissions: Zero, if electric is provided by wind, solar or Hydro power, though this scenario is very unlikely. I'm Long on Ford "GO FORD"
    26 Aug 2013, 08:49 AM Reply Like
  • ollieburger
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    Having sold Fords in the past, it is very satisfying to see the new models selling well. Ford has obviously come a long way, and I feel personally proud.


    26 Aug 2013, 08:55 AM Reply Like
  • surfmaniac
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    It will be the top selling mid-sized sedan in North America by the end of the year... write it down, you heard it here first.
    26 Aug 2013, 10:13 AM Reply Like
  • AdamDivy
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    The new Fusion is a great looking car. It's nice to see them on the road.
    26 Aug 2013, 11:14 AM Reply Like
  • bfreiw
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    The Fusion energi is a gas spoiler that saves big time for every commuter and city dweller. . And I am one.


    Ford has come a long way. Well done.
    26 Aug 2013, 11:25 AM Reply Like
  • Tdot
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    Ford sold 181,668 Fusions through July, up about 13.5% from the same 7-month period in 2012. Building another 200,000 in 5 months seems a bit of a stretch: it all depends on how fast and hard Flat Rock comes online.


    Just the plant in Mexico "should" be able to put out another 130,000 units for the year, for a total just north of 310,000 units, based on their pace in the first half. So if Flat Rock can add another 70,000 units without the same massive "hold for quality inspections and repairs" hitches that Fusion and MkZ suffered last year, then 380,000 units production should be in easy reach. And if Flat Rock can squeeze out an even 100,000 in 4 months, then Fusion should be in the 400,000+ units class. The question is, will the market absorb an extra 100,000+ Fusions in time for the holidays, without slashing prices and piling on incentives? Time will tell.
    26 Aug 2013, 11:47 AM Reply Like
  • jpmj4847
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    F - Fusion is a win, win and I'm loving it. I got in early and will remain... GO F!!!! jpmj4847
    26 Aug 2013, 03:02 PM Reply Like
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