It looks like Ford is preparing to take on the Toyota Camry in the hybrid sedan market. The photographer spotted the Fusion at a spot previously known as a test site for the Escape hybrid. Once the hood was raised, a couple of quick snaps revealed some details, including the presence of a 4 cylinder engine. A large label across the top of the radiator reads "HEV AC - DO NOT charge with Oil" indicating a hybrid electric vehicle. The drive-train is probably the same Atkinson cycle engine as the Escape hybrid and appears to be aimed at the more fuel efficient market like the Camry and Saturn Aura rather than the performance market like the Honda Accord. The Fusion hybrid is due on the market in 2008. Click Read to see more photos.

[Source: LeftLaneNews]


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