2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid Wins Best Graphic Display Award

The 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid has won the Best Graphic Display award in the Ward’s Interior of the Year competition. The Ford Fusion features a SmartGauge with EcoGuide digital instrument cluster, which impressed the judges.

Ford Motor Company must be proud of their 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid as it has already won a special-achievement award for Best Graphic Display. The Ford Fusion SmartGauge with EcoGuide digital instrument more than impressed the competition’s judges. The hybrid car was also judged for its interior styling, comfort, safety and value.

“The interior is a major product differentiator, it’s where the emotional connection to a vehicle takes place; where the customer can see and feel the quality of the vehicle,” Ford’s executive director of design Moray Callum said in a statement.

The signature Ford Fusion is capable of driving up to 47 miles per gallon in EV mode. The SmartGauge technology helps the driver achieve maximum fuel economy. One of the other remarkable things about this electric vehicle is that it has an MPG rating of 41 city and 36 on the highway.

While some of the popular fuel efficient cars have a base MSRP averaging $22,000, the Fusion base is $27,270. Even so, the automobile is still the most fuel-efficient mid-size automobile on the market. It includes advanced green car technologies and consumers are offered a hybrid tax credit to help offset the purchase price.

SmartGauge is designed to help Fusion Hybrid owners to maximize fuel efficiency. High-resolution, full-color LCD screens can be configured by the driver to show different levels of information, including fuel and battery power levels, as well as average and instant miles-per-gallon. Ford recently drove the hybrid vehicle more than 1,400 miles on one tank of gas while using gas-saving technics including coasting to stops and slower acceleration.

Hybrid shoppers should definitely visit a Ford Dealership and test-drive the electric vehicle. The car offers luxury and new fuel saving technologies. The hybrid vehicle can operate up to 47 mph using only electric power.

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