The sophisticated design of the Fusion has made it a popular favorite since it was uncovered at the Detroit auto show last January. Ford CEO Alan Mulally is now a Motown legend, and the Fusion is considered the pinnacle of his One Ford strategy. All the reviews aren't in yet, but picking Fusion would be seen as a valedictory for Mulally's tenure at Ford.
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