Ford's New Features Look To Maintain High Standards Set by 2010 Fusion
The Ford Fusion was named 2010 car of the year by Motortrend. The 2011 Fusions will hit showrooms in late fall early/winter and Ford is looking to raise the bar set by the last model while also improving on what worked in the first place.
Motortrend called the 2010 Fusion
The SmartGauge with EcoGuide dual LCD cluster has taken the notion of hybrid driver interfaces to a new level. If you choose, a function named Empower will train you to drive more economically, by the adding or taking away green-leaf icons on the display. It's fun and intuitive, and information such as the state of the batteries' charge and current fuel mileage is displayed in an easy-to-read, attractive way.
The 2011 Fusions will not see any drastic changes, but Ford certainly will look to make improvements. Automobile.com recently offered a quick preview saying:
The exterior was given a nicer look, while the interior, which has always been spacious, was given some ergonomic improvements and the addition of the Ford Sync system.
The Sync system is a new feature available through Ford only. It allows users to use their voice to control multiple devices including phones and ipods. Hands free calling, 911 dialing assist and voice activated music search are just some of the features available with Sync.
For a full look visit Syncmyride.com, or just take it from West Herr sales reps and customers.
"The Sync is a great new feature from Ford, you can put all your electronic devices together. It's safer and more convenient," said Jason Pawlowicz, sales consultant at West Herr Ford in Hamburg.
See the voice dialing function in action at West Herr Ford in Hamburg:
In terms of safety, the 2010 Fusion received high praise across the board. The 2011 will follow suit and look to provide even more safety options. Automobile.com said:
For 2010 the Ford Fusion boasted phenomenal safety results, getting five out of five stars for frontal collisions for both driver and passenger and side collisions for the driver in government crash tests.
The full Ford Fusion lineup