On top of the new Ford Mustang that everyone's so excited about, Ford is unveiling the new Fusion hybrid at the LA Auto Show this week. The Fusion (and the Marcury Milan hybrid) feature the new SmartGauge™ with EcoGuide that grows leaves when the driver uses a green foot. The benefit - aside from the pretty pictures - is the ability to go over 700 miles on a tank of gas. A 2.5 liter 4-cylinder puts out 155 hp/136 lb.-ft. of torque. The amount of fuel needed at startup is also reduced thanks to an enhanced electronic throttle control. There's also a lighter, better NiMH battery pack. Want one? It'll be one dealer lots in spring 2009.
The 2010 Fusion comes not only in a hybrid flavor, but also with some fuel-efficient gas engines that displace 2.5, 3, and 3.5 liters - oh, and they're all cleaner than the engines they replace. There's heaps more information after the jump. Check back for the pictures of the live unveiling later today.