Ford introduces new hybrid, Mustang

November 19, 2008 5:34:31 PM PST
A U.S. automaker is banking on new hybrid vehicles. Ford is introducing the new 2010 Fusion and Mercury Milan hybrid sedans at the Los Angeles auto show. Ford is hoping the new hybrids will help it better compete with rival Toyota and attract consumers worried about gas prices and the economy.

Ford says its new midsize hybrids will get about 39 miles per gallon in the city. That's about six miles per gallon more than the Toyota Camry hybrid.

Also at the L.A. auto show, Ford is rolling out its new 2010 Mustang. The redesigned muscle car has a beefed up, more sculptured exterior. Its engine and suspension are described as a combination of the best components of previous mustang models.

However, unlike Ford's new hybrids, the new Mustang will not be a fuel saver.