Ford Fusion electrified vehicle retail sales jumped up in the Los Angeles market during the month of June, the first month of availability for the new 2017 model. The total mid-size sedan segment is down nearly 5% in L.A. through May, according to IHS Automotive, as consumer demand for trucks and SUVs continues to rise in Los Angeles and across the country.
Sales of the Ford Fusion Hybrid and Ford Fusion Energi plug-in are up 35% and 40% respectively.
“This significant growth for Ford’s midsize sedan should not be underestimated as Los Angeles is the largest car market in the United States,” said Wade Jackson, Ford Fusion marketing manager. The new 2017 Fusion Energi can travel 610 miles on a full tank of gas and battery charge – according to EPA estimates – the highest combined range of any plug-in hybrid sold in America.
In 2011, Fusion Hybrid represented 10 percent of new Fusion retail registrations in L.A. Through May of 2016, the most current data available, Fusion Hybrid and Fusion Energi plug-in represent 42 percent of new Fusion retail registrations in L.A., according to Ford analysis of new vehicle registration data from IHS Automotive, despite gasoline prices falling over the same period.