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NADAguides Names 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 'Car of the Month' for June

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COSTA MESA, Calif., June 30 -- Since its introduction earlier this year, the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid has garnered an impressive list of accolades, including the title "Most Fuel Efficient Mid-Size Car in America." Today, the Fusion Hybrid receives another honor as it is named the "Car of the Month" for June. With its long list of technological features, great overall styling, 41 mpg in the city and starting price of just $27,270 the Fusion Hybrid stands out in the crowded mid-size hybrid market and provides a welcoming glimpse into the future of Ford's alternative energy vehicle lineup.

"Ford has done an exceptional job with the 2010 Fusion Hybrid. The exterior styling is modern and aggressive, the ride is refined and the transition from electric motor to gas engine is seamless," said Michael Caudill, Auto Expert. "The Ford Fusion accomplishes a great feat - employing the latest in hybrid technology while providing a driving experience that is familiar and comfortable."

The 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid is powered by the combination of a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder gas engine, electric motor and nickel-metal hydride batteries. Advanced regenerative braking recovers up to 94 percent of the energy lost during braking, feeding power back into the battery. The whole system allows the Fusion to run at up to 47 miles per hour in pure electric mode, nearly twice as fast as some of its competitors.

The Fusion Hybrid's wealth of standard technological features includes Ford's SmartGauge with EcoGuide. This system displays dozens of statistics including instant fuel economy, battery charge status, vehicle power mode and accessory power consumption that make it both easy and entertaining for the driver to maximize fuel economy.

Standard safety equipment for the Fusion Hybrid includes driver and passenger front and side airbags, front and rear side body airbags and front head airbags. When combined with traction control and a blind spot warning system, the Fusion inspires a feeling of safety and confidence on the road.

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The "Car of the Month" program is unique from any other program in the automobile industry and provides consumers with expert commentary and practical information on the cars, trucks and SUVs they are shopping for. Selecting one vehicle per month, will announce the "Car of the Month" through a multi-media platform including an online video review, press release and a comprehensive blog post where consumers can provide additional commentary.