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2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid, Energi Receive $900 Price Cut

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2015 Ford Fusion Energi Plug-In Hybrid

2015 Ford Fusion Energi Plug-In Hybrid

With the price of gasoline down around the country, it’s only reasonable to expect that automakers would cut down prices of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids in order to make them more appealing to customers. Ford is following suit and reportedly cutting about $900 from the price of the 2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid and Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid.

According to Cars Direct, the 2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid S will start at an MSRP of $25,675, which reflects a 3.39% price cut from the 2015 Fusion Hybrid S’s $26,575 price tag. The 2016 Fusion Energi SE Luxury will start around $33,900, down 2.59% from the $34,800 asking price for the 2015 Fusion Energi.

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It’s noted that the price cuts do not accompany any detractions from standard equipment, but the Fusion Hyrbid and Fusion Energi will add a new EcoSelect driving mode for improved acceleration and a more even distribution of battery power. The price cuts also do not apply to the gasoline-powered Fusion models. Both 2016 models are expected to arrive later in the year.

The foremost competitors for both the 2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid and Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid—the 2016 Chevy Volt and 2016 Toyota Prius, respectively—will be even more formidable in the year ahead. Chevrolet already revealed the next-gen Volt at last month’s North American International Auto Show, and many predict that Toyota will unveil a next-gen Prius in the form of a 2016 model sometime later this year.

The Fusion is likely not due for a complete overhaul for some time, but it’s expected that it will receive a mid-cycle refresh sometime in 2016.

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News Source: Cars Direct

Graham Eubank is the President of Palmetto Ford. He started with the company in 1990 after graduating from Clemson University. Palmetto Ford is a Ford dealer serving Charleston and carries an extensive line of new cars, including the Ford Explorer, F150, Mustang, Focus and much more.