The 2013 Ford Fusion was recently named the winner of the 2012 Gene Ritvo Award for Design and Elegance. The award, commonly known as the Ritvo, honors the best in design in the automotive world, and the 2013 Ford Fusion stood out for its innovative style and elegance.
All entries were judged by design experts from the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline, MA and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, in conjunction with the New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA). “When reviewing all the entries for the Design and Elegance Award,” said Meghan Melvin of the Museum of Fine Arts, “we appreciated the simplicity of line of the Fusion’s detailing, the subtle shaping of the hood and the distinctive front composition of the vehicle.”
The award is named after Gene Ritvo who died in 2009. Ritvo was a devoted member of the NEMPA and had a keen eye for automotive photography. “Gene would have been pleased to see a car like the Ford Fusion win this award,” said Keith Griffin, NEMPA president. “It’s an elegant vehicle that is a true head turner. At the same time, it’s practical transportation.”