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Ford Fusion goes on major diet, weighs the same as Fiesta

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Hot on the heels of the aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150, the Blue Oval is introducing the Lightweight Concept -- essentially a 2013 Ford Fusion that lost about 25% of its kilos and now weighs the same as a Fiesta!

The Lightweight Concept features lighter seat frames, a carbon fibre dashboard, an aluminum chassis and brake discs, along with polycarbonate windows. Magnesium, high-strength steel, and advanced composites were used, as well.

Under the hood is a Focus-sourced, 3-cylinder EcoBoost engine. The impact of all the lightweight components on fuel economy has yet to be revealed, however.

Ford Fusion goes on major diet, weighs the same as Fiesta
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