In an announcement that should surprise no one whose been keeping even the most casual of tabs on industry news as of late, the 2010 Ford Fusion and Ford Fusion Hybrid took home honors today as Motor Trend’s newly crowned 2010 Car of the Year. While many the enthusiast has logged ample hours bitching and moaning about the objectiveness of MT’s annual awards, this is one instance where the selection seems incontestable. Despite an industry downturn and America’s apparent love affair with the bland, lifeless Toyota sedan (notice I say sedan, please don’t leave me irate comments trumpeting the superior off-road prowess of the FJ Cruiser or the astounding longevity of the 4Runner, I know), the Fusion managed to garner record sales numbers in 2009 and is contributing heavily to Ford’s celebrated success.
“The MOTOR TREND Car of the Year award is another testament of our commitment to delivering a world-class car lineup,” said Derrick Kuzak, group vice president, Ford Global Product Development. “Whether it is the best-in-class fuel economy or quality unsurpassed by Toyota or Honda, the Fusion and Fusion Hybrid are clear evidence that Ford is serious about our car lineup.”
Congratulations Ford, you certainly earned it.
via: Ford Media