BOSTON, Dec. 3 – Ford Motor Company makes a product splash at the 52nd Annual New England Auto Show by winning an award from New England journalists and debuting the new 2010 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan hybrids. Ford becomes the industry’s number one hybrid producer with the addition of the new Fusion and Milan hybrids in 2009.
In addition to the new hybrid models, Ford will also be featuring the full Ford Fusion lineup, 2010 Mustang, all new Ford F-150 and Lincoln MKZ.
Mustang earned Ford the NEMPA’s “Favorite Affordable Convertible” award and was cited by the journalist's jury for its combination of fun, affordability, style and economy that made it a winner.
"I would like to thank the New England Motor Press for the Mustang award," said John Felice, general marketing manager, Ford Lincoln Mercury. "This award is proof that Ford is providing products that people truly want and value. And those products will keep coming year after year."
For the 2010 model year, the new Ford Fusion lineup expands to include an all-new hybrid model that offers best-in-class fuel economy. In fact, the Fusion hybrid beats the Toyota Camry hybrid by at least 6 mpg in the city. Fusion also has the innovative new SmartGauge™ with EcoGuide that coaches hybrid drivers on how to maximize fuel efficiency
The Fusion will offer three fuel-efficient gasoline engine options – the Duratec 2.5-liter I-4 and enhanced 3.0-liter V-6 and 3.5-liter V-6 Duratec engines. Fusions equipped with the 2.5-liter I-4 engine are expected to deliver at least 3 mpg better on the highway than the Honda Accord and 2 mpg better than the Toyota Camry. The 3.5-liter V-6 powers the all-new Fusion Sport model
Class-exclusive features include Ford SYNC™, SIRIUS® TravelLink™, BLIS™ (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross Traffic Alert and Sony-branded audio set Fusion apart from other mid-size sedans
The Mercury Milan builds on a strong foundation of quality and reliability, adding to the mix for the 2010 model year an all-new hybrid model, more fuel-efficient gasoline powertrain options, class-exclusive technologies and a more refined, sophisticated design.
Both the 2010 Ford Fusion and Milan and their hybrid versions will be available in dealer showrooms in spring 2009.
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 224,000 employees and about 90 plants worldwide, the company’s core and affiliated automotive brands include Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Volvo and Mazda. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford’s products, please visit www.ford.com.