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Ford Fusion loses 25% of its weight in lightweight concept version
Ford Fusion loses 25% of its weight in lightweight concept version

Ford Motor Co. has unveiled a new lightweight concept sedan, containing technology destined for use across the automaker's lineup. The Lightweight Concept started life as a 2013 Ford Fusion, but lost 25% of its weight through the use of high-strength steel, aluminum, magnesium and carbon fiber. The resulting vehicle -- about 900 pounds lighter than a standard 3,600-pound Fusion -- weighs about the same as a Ford Fiesta, an economy car two classes down the Ford lineup. Ford expects the weight loss will translate directly into efficiency gains. "This is a midsized sedan with the fuel efficiency of a very small car," said Matt Zaluzec, the Ford executive responsible for...

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