As part of its launch activities for the new Fusion and Fusion Hybrid (earlier post), Ford hosted a media drive mileage challenge for the hybrid this week in Los Angeles, inviting a number of media outlets to see who could deliver the best fuel economy results in a route from Beverly Hills to Hollywood.
Full drive reports will be published by the various outlets later this week, but initial reported results from the city cycle mileage challenge indicate fuel economy of better than 43 mpg US (less than 5.47 L/100km) for the Fusion Hybrid.
Although the EPA fuel economy ratings are not in yet, Ford says that the Fusion Hybrid is capable of 39 mpg US in the city cycle. The Toyota Camry Hybrid, Ford’s competitive target, carries an EPA city cycle fuel economy rating of 33 mpg US.
(A hat-tip to Tom!)