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Ford Vehicles Losing Weight

Posted by admin on June 10th, 2014 in Category Automotive News (no responses)

Ford Fusion Lightweight Concept weighs 25% less, on par with a Fiesta. A lighter Ford Fusion, like any lighter car, is something enthusiasts have been championing for years, and now it is becoming a reality.

The Ford Lightweight Concept is built on a 2013 Fusion, a car whose curb weight starts at 3,431 pounds and goes progressively to 3,913 pounds for the Energi.

This Fusion lost about 800 pounds from stock. It now weighs in at around 2,600 pounds—as light as the Ford Fiesta of which it shares its lightweight, 1.0-liter, 3-cylinder EcoBoost engine. 30% of the weight savings came from the suspension alone, while 35% came from the interior and the glass.

Ford, with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Program, has built six Lightweight Concepts.

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