Under CEO Alan Mulally, Ford Motor is reworking some of its traditional models and adding new ones with an international flair.
The midsize Fusion is already a hit: Ford sold 18,321 during the month of April. The hybrid version costs $3,200 more and gets nearly 50% better fuel economy: 41 mpg city/36 mpg highway.
Fusion is a worthy competitor to the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. Raved Motor Trend about the new hybrid: "Hear that, Capitol Hill? Detroit is building the trendsetting, high-mileage, high-quality cars ... you claim they can't build."
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