Ford will be implementing a series of calibration updates that will improve the fuel efficiency of the 2013 C-MAX Hybrid, Fusion Hybrid, and Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. These updates would improve fuel efficiency during short trips, highway travel and during use of the climate control system.
Specifically, the changes will optimize the Active Grille Shutter to reduce drag, minimize the use of the air conditioning compressor, and make it possible to drive the car in pure-electric mode at speeds up to 85 mph.
Raj Nair, Ford VP of Global Product Development says, "We are committed to continuously improving the fuel economy of our vehicles. We believe these actions will provide our customers enhanced on-road fuel economy satisfaction."
What do you think of this news? Is it good that fuel efficiency will be improved, or does it just show that Ford is making mistakes when it first releases its models?