2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid Taxi borrows parts from police car

The 2019 Fusion Hybrid Taxi takes many components from the Fusion Police Responder Hybrid, including much of its heavy duty chassis.

Like the Ford Fusion Police Responder Hybrid, the new Ford Fusion Hybrid Taxi has steel wheels, high performance brakes, and police spec suspension with a raised ride height.

The Fusion Hybrid Taxi has standard heavy duty cloth seats, vinyl floors, rearview camera, and a mountain plate on the instrument panel which taxi meters and other equipment can be fixed to.

Options include vinyl seats, and school bus yellow paint.

The Fusion Hybrid has a 2-liter I4, lithium ion batteries, and an electric motor. Total output is 188hp (140kW) and 177 lb-ft (240Nm).

The car has projected EPA-estimated ratings of 40mpg (5.9L/100km) city, 36mpg (6.5L/100km) highway, and 38mpg (6.2L/100km) combined.

The 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid Taxi is available for order now, but won’t go on sale until the end of 2018.