December of last year
we saw photos of the underhood area of a
with what appeared to be a
powertrain. Now our friend Ray is reporting that the
will have its coming out party later this year either at the
Los Angeles Auto Show
in November or at the Detroit Show next year in January. Most likely the drivetrain will be much same as the
including the 2.3L four cylinder.
second hybrid is expected as a 2009 model.
A Ford spokesman confirmed that the
hybrids are definitely on track for production in 2008 as 2009 model year vehicles. As expected he would not confirm when they will actually make their first public appearance, and said that the hunt is on for "Electric Throat."