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Connected World Selects 2013 Ford Fusion Energi as Connected Car of the Year
[January 14, 2013]

Connected World Selects 2013 Ford Fusion Energi as Connected Car of the Year

Jan 14, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- In an announcement at the 2013 International CES, Connected World Magazine awarded the all-new Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid the midsize Connected World Connected Car of the Year 2013.

According to a release, the all-new Fusion offers the most complete array of advanced connectivity and driver assist features of any mainstream sedan. The Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid includes standard SYNC with MyFord Touch and compatibility with the MyFord Mobile smartphone app.

"SYNC has helped us evolve as an automaker, to think and act more like a technology company, with a new level of openness and access that has forever changed how we look at the business and respond to the customers," said Paul Mascarenas, chief technical officer and vice president, Ford Research and Innovation. "Ultimately, SYNC embodies one of the many things Ford is all about: going further to transform innovative ideas into products that are affordable, attainable and valuable for millions of people." The SYNC connectivity system, available on all Ford Motor Company vehicles enables drivers to connect their phones, tablets and digital media players via Bluetooth or USB for hands-free calling and media playback using simple voice commands. SYNC with SYNC Services offers a range of services powered by the mobile data connection drivers already have. These services include Traffic, Directions and Information, Vehicle Health Report, 911 Assist and more, the company said.

More information and complete product details: corporate.ford.com ((Comments on this story may be sent to newsdesk@closeupmedia.com))

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