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Ford's hopes high for versatile new Fusion

FORD has unveiled a new bid to increase its share of the small car market with the Fusion, revealed for the first time yesterday (Wednesday).

The car (pictured) goes on sale later this year and is 103mm longer, 25mm wider and 86mm higher than the new Fiesta five-door, offering more leg room, particularly for rear seat passengers and more boot space, with 337 litres, compared to 284 in the Fiesta.

At launch, which will be towards the end of this year, Fusion will be offered with three engines, including a 67bhp 1.4-litre common-rail diesel Duratorq TDCi diesel engine, and two petrol units, a 78bhp 1.4-litre and a 99bhp 1.6-litre model.

The diesel is expected to produce 119g/km of CO2, and offer combined fuel economy of 64mpg, while the equivalent petrol will emit 156g/km and the 1.6-litre 158g/km of CO2 and achieve 43.4mpg and 42.8mpg respectively.

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