Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Stoneham Ford to Celebrate Arrival of All-New 2013 Fusion on Oct. 24

Since being named Best in Show by Autoweek during its debut at the Detroit Auto Show last January, the 2013 Ford Fusion has been a highly anticipated new addition to the Blue Oval's lineup. To celebrate the end of the wait for car buyers, Massachusetts Ford dealer Stoneham Ford will be hosting a 2013 Fusion launch party this Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The dealership’s 2013 Ford Fusion launch event will have FordDirect reps on hand to answer questions, and snacks and refreshments will be served as attendees take in the car’s sleek silhouette, aggressive new hexagonal grille and laser-cut, low-profile headlights. Customers are also invited to get behind the wheel of the redesigned midsize sedan to test out the new drivetrains, including two available EcoBoost engines. Returning up to 37 mpg on the highway, the available 1.6-liter EcoBoost is efficient yet responsive, while the range-topping 2.0-liter EcoBoost offers an impressive mix of performance and fuel economy, churning out 240 horsepower and netting up to 33 mpg on the highway.

"With three different gas engines, a 47-mpg hybrid model and a plug-in hybrid coming early next year, the new Fusion has an unprecedented range of options to find your ideal combination of responsiveness and efficiency," said Alan Melkonian, owner and general manager of Stoneham Ford. "We can’t wait to see our customers’ reactions when they get behind the wheel and realize that the car performs just as smoothly as its sleek exterior implies."

What: Stoneham Ford’s 2013 Ford Fusion Launch Party

When: Wednesday, Oct. 24, 4 p.m. EDT -- 7 p.m. EDT

Where: Stoneham Ford, 211 Main St., Stoneham, MA

How: RSVP on Facebook at www.facebook.com/events/457113224340735/ or by calling 781-438-0490.

The 2013 Ford Fusion also features a variety of available technologies to help drivers stay both connected and safe. Using touch controls and voice commands, owners can access their favorite music, make phone calls and get directions with the SYNC with MyFord Touch infotainment system, all while keeping their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. Meanwhile, advanced safety features like the Blind Spot Information System, Lane-Keeping System, Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning can proactively protect against potential collisions.

Next month, Stoneham Ford will be offering a chance to win an all-new 2013 Ford Fusion with its Go Further with Ford Night on Thursday, Nov. 15. As the finale of Ford’s elaborate Random Acts of Fusion marketing campaign, Go Further with Ford Night enters every attendee that is 18 or older into the sweepstakes for the new car. At the same time, $10 will be donated to a local charity for each visitor at Stoneham Ford that day, for a total of up to $500. Fans of “American Idol” will also be able to test their judging skills in a virtual online contest with Ryan Seacrest for a chance to win a VIP experience during the next season of the show.

"The new Ford Fusion is a one-of-a-kind car, and the Go Further with Ford Night will be a one-of-a-kind event," added Melkonian. "It will not only be a really fun way to get customers acquainted with the redesigned Fusion, but it will also help those in need in our community at the same time."