The 2014 Ford Fusion has finally been officially launched in the GCC, at the 2013 Dubai Motor Show. Also making its UAE debut is the Ford Ecosport, alongside the Ford Atlas Concept truck and the carryover 2014 Ford line-up.
The 2014 Ford Fusion is available with a 175 hp 2.5-litre 4-cylinder at launch, mated to a 6-speed automatic and front-wheel-drive. Prices are expected to start at around Dhs 85,000. Later on, a Ford Fusion Ecoboost model will join the line-up, with a 231 hp 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder that will retail for Dhs 140,000 in top trim.
The 2014 Ford Ecosport comes from India with a 112 hp 1.5-litre 4-cylinder, mated to either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic, both with front-wheel-drive. There will be three trim levels, and the basic manual can be had for as low as Dhs 58,000, topping out at Dhs 80,000 for the automatic Titanium trim.
We drove both these cars at the prototype stage, during Ford’s hot-weather testing in the UAE.
The Ford Atlas Concept is a design study based on the next-generation Ford F-150 pickup truck, and several of the concept’s styling cues and features, inside and out, will make it to the production model, from what we could gather in a chat with Ford engineers.
Photos by Salma Sultana and Faisal Khatib.
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