The all-new Ford Fusion added yet another proof point to its growing popularity in the Middle East as it clinched Saudi Auto’s 2014 Car of the Year Award, a further vote of confidence from motoring experts in the region.
The 2014 Ford Fusion received top marks across the board, beating all other model entries in areas such as: general design, comfort, safety, fuel economy, handling and road worthiness, performance, functionality, innovations, driver satisfaction, price and overall value for money.
“We thank Saudi Auto for this recognition which only reiterates the topmost quality of Ford Fusion and how customers across the Middle East love it,” said Kalyana Sivagnanam, director of Ford Middle East and North Africa. “The all-new Ford Fusion is the embodiment of what One Ford stands for. The result is a midsize car with outstanding design and groundbreaking fuel economy – one that features technologies to help make our customers safer and better drivers.”
Bakur Azher, Publisher and Editor-in-chief of Saudi Auto said: “Ford Fusion was a clear winner for us not only because it ticked all the boxes but it stood out thanks to its intrinsic and overall quality. There are cars but there is a Ford Fusion. Congratulations to Ford for rolling out a sure winner in its lineup.”
“The all-new Ford Fusion is one of the hottest contenders in the mid-size segment. Fusion truly deserves the award, thanks to its promises in redefining expectations from vehicles in its category with an unprecedented suite of driver assist technologies, a dynamic and expressive design, top fuel economy and an engaging driving experience. We present this annual award after conducting extensive tests by our experts on all new models throughout the year,” Azhar added.
The award from Saudi Auto adds to a long list of international accolades received by the new Ford Fusion since its introduction in 2012, including Most Significant Production Car at 2012 NAIAS, Best of NAIAS 2012, Best of 2012 CES Car Tech Award, 2012 and 2013 Best Midsize Car for the Money by US News and World Reports, as well as Kelly Blue Book’s 10 Best Family Cars in 2013.
Featuring a sleek silhouette and fresh face, the all-new Fusion is the latest in a series of vehicles from Ford developed to satisfy customers everywhere who want helpful technologies, game-changing looks and leading fuel efficiency.
The all-new Fusion offers an unprecedented portfolio of driver assistance and convenience technologies based on sensors, cameras and radar that enable the car to see and respond. Fusion can help drivers maintain proper lane position, adjust vehicle speed to changing traffic conditions, identify suitable parking spaces and help park, even aiding drivers backing out of parking space where visibility is obstructed. Specific technologies include: SYNC and MyFord Touch, Lane Keeping System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Active Park Assist and Blind Spot Information System, to name a few.
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