We have exciting news to share about our favorite automaker, the Ford Motor Company. It was recently announced that Ford is on track to break their annual hybrid sales record despite only being five months into the year. The standing record was set in 2010 with a total of 35,496 hybrids sold.
One of the major reasons for this year’s jump in sales is the expansion of Ford’s hybrid-electric and plug-in vehicles lines. Through the end of April, the C-Max Hybrid had reached 11,708 models sold and the redone Fusion Hybrid reached nearly 14,000 units sold.
Not only is Ford beating its own record, it is taking a bite out of the competition as well. Toyota has seen a 21 percent decrease in sales of its Prius models. This is huge accomplishment for Ford and just goes to show how a popular American brand truly holds the heart of the people.
Cambridge Classic Ford is very excited about the continued growth of the Ford hybrid line. We are proud to offer the durable, energy efficient models that continue to impress people around the globe. Come by the dealership today to check out the latest in the line of hybrids and become a part of the record breaking process.
The 2013 Ford Fusion Energi is not just any hybrid plug-in vehicle, it’s the most fuel-efficient. Earlier in 2012 at the Detroit Auto Show, the Fusion was expected to reach around 100 miles per gallon equivalent. As it turns out, just a few days ago Ford announced that the official rating from the Environmental Protection Agency is higher than that – 108 miles per gallon equivalent in the city. The Fusion Energi reaches 92 MPGe on the highway, which comes out to 100 MPGe combined.
The Fusion Hybrid isn’t going easy on the competition, as it is bringing quite a bit to the table:
- 1.6L or 2.0L EcoBoost in-line four-cylinder engine in combination with an electric motor
- Auto Start-Stop shuts the engine off when the car stops, seamlessly restarts when brake is released
- Interior made with 100% recyclable materials
- Regenerative braking to reclaim kinetic energy to store in the battery
- Intelligent AWD balances torque between front and rear wheels to maximize traction
- SmartGauge and EcoGuide Cluster allows you to track your efficiency as vines and leaves grow on dual LCD screens next to the steering wheel
Keep an eye out for the new 2013 Ford Fusion Energi, because it’ll be here before you know it.
The accolades continue to roll in for the 2013 Ford Fusion. The redesigned Fusion has taken home awards for everything from design to safety, and the most recent award is for the Fusion’s environmental-friendly efficiency.
The Green Car Journal recently named the 2013 Ford Fusion its “Green Car of the Year”. The 2013 Fusion offers a versatile lineup of powertrains that couple efficiency and performance in a way that the Green Car Journal could not overlook.
“The 2013 Ford Fusion approaches the market with a ‘game-on’ attitude,” said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of the Green Car Journal. “There’s no overstating the importance of what Ford has done. Many have long envisioned new car showrooms where a desired model could be purchased with one of many distinctly different and efficient powertrains, selected to satisfy a buyer’s particular needs and desires.”
Ford has loaded the 2013 Fusion with innovative technological features to increase and is happy see their efforts did not go unnoticed.
“We are very honored that the all-new Ford Fusion has been recognized as the Green Car of the Year by the Green Car Journal,” said David Mondragon, Ford general marketing manager. “From EcoBoost to hybrid and plug-in hybrid offerings, the new Fusion is delivering best-in-class fuel economy all wrapped in a dynamic package.”
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.”