Ford was not to be outdone at their home motor show as the brand launched the latest generation of their best selling midsize sedan, the Ford Fusion.

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Ford claims that the all-new Fusion brings alive the next generation of more expressive vehicles from Ford and is the first sedan to offer gasoline, hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions – each expected to deliver top fuel economy and an engaging driving experience in the segment.

The all-new Fusion is the latest in a series of vehicles from Ford following the 2011 Fiesta subcompact and 2012 Focus. The Fusion features many of the design cues previously seen in the futuristic Evos concept.

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“Our vision for Fusion was clear – deliver the very best of what One Ford stands for,” said Derrick Kuzak, group vice president of Global Product Development. “We brought our global teams together around a blank slate with the charge to develop a midsize car with groundbreaking design and jaw-dropping fuel economy – one that featured technologies to help make our customers safer and better drivers. This car is the result.”

The new Fusion offers hybrid and plug-in hybrid alternatives, a pair of EcoBoost four-cylinder engines, a normally aspirated four-cylinder engine, an automatic start stop system to shut off the engine while stationary, front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive applications, and a choice between automatic and manually shifted six-speed transmissions. The 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine with a paddle-shifted six-speed SelectShift Automatic transmission is the Fusion performance option.