BOSTON, MASS (06/15/2010)(readMedia)— With fuel efficiency at the front of every car shopper’s mind, the demand for fuel-saving options is driving auto sales. Stoneham Ford, a premier Greater Boston Ford dealer, is responding by increasing its collection of 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid models. The 2010 Fusion earned Motor Trend’s 2010 Car of the Year honors and, with the gas-sipping hybrid version among the elite eco-friendly cars on the market, Stoneham Ford is anticipating continued strong demand in the region for this fresh, innovative Ford model.
“The 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid is a jetsetter in green technology,” said Stoneham Ford General Manager Alan Melkonian. “Boston Ford lovers are discovering that they don’t need to sacrifice performance and fun to drive a green car. The Fusion has been a hit for us, and we just ordered more to make sure we have them in stock all summer.”
Under the hood of the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid is a 2.5L Duratec I-4 hybrid engine that earns the mid-size sedan up to 41 mpg city. Ford’s innovative Regenerative Braking System converts heat from brake friction into energy for the battery-powered electric motor, which can bring the Fusion up to an impressive 47 mph by itself. The gas motor kicks in for quick acceleration or reaching higher speeds, and the resulting efficiency means a possible 700 miles between tanks of gas.
The Fusion Hybrid also meets the highest emissions standards, earning the titles of Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle (SULEV) and Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (PSEV). Adding to the Fusion’s environmental ethos are recycled cloth seats made from post-industrial materials that would otherwise be sitting in landfills.
The sustainable features of this model both inside and out have created a lot of buzz. Recently, safety and security product manufacturer SimplexGrinell ordered 200 Fusion Hybrids for their staff fleet. With the switch, they are expecting significant reductions in fuel costs and carbon emissions as a company.
The 2010 Fusion Hybrid promises to save customers money on gas and lower their environmental impact, but it also appeals as a high-performing, fun to drive vehicle.
“In the case of the Fusion Hybrid, fuel efficient does not mean weak performance,” said Melkonian. “Nobody wants to be caught on Route 128 or the Southeast Expressway in an underpowered car. At Stoneham Ford, we are very impressed with what Ford’s engineers have achieved with the Fusion Hybrid, so it’s exciting for us to see our customers get as enthusiastic about this car as we are.”