2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport Protects Against Potholes in Dallas, TX
Ford engineers have been working hard to bring innovative new features to the new Ford Fusion V6 Sport, including an advanced suspension system that can protect against potholes. The new Fusion V6 Sport will also offer drivers the ability to change the suspension settings from normal to sport to provide even more responsive handling.
AAA estimates that U.S. drivers spend approximately $3 billion a year on pothole-related damage, with average repairs costing $300. Since many potholes are unavoidable while driving, the 2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport with standard continuously controlled damping and pothole mitigation technology can help prevent costly damage.
The advanced computer-controlled shock absorber system works by detecting potholes in the car’s path using 12 high-resolution sensors and catching the wheel before it has the chance to drop all the way into the pothole. This helps prevent possible damage and makes the impact much less jarring to the Fusion’s passengers. The Fusion is also the only vehicle in its class to feature this technology.
“We tested and tuned this system by driving over countless potholes – subjecting Fusion V6 Sport to the brutal, square-edge potholes of our Romeo Proving Grounds to finesse the software,” said Jason Michener of Ford. “It was long hours of not very pleasant work, but the results are well worth it.”
Ford also wanted to improve handling in the 2017 Fusion to match the performance of the 325 hp 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6. With the push of a button, suspension tuning can be changed from the balanced and comfortable normal mode to the responsive and fun-to-drive sport mode, which increases the overall damping rates.
For more information about the 2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport, expected to arrive at your local dealer this summer, visit us today at 5 Star Ford near Dallas, Texas.