Although it competes in the heart of America’s most mainstream automotive segment, the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion is one of the most technologically advanced cars in the country—which is no accident. According to Mahendra Dassanayake, a technical specialist in Ford’s illumination laboratory, the Blue Oval specifically engineered the Fusion to bring a particularly wide range of tech advantages to a particularly wide range of customers.
It’s a commitment that is close to Dassanayake’s heart, as he explains in this exclusive video, where he talks about his own dedication to satisfying customers at Ford. Of course, more specifically, Ford’s leadership role in bringing technology to even family-friendly cars like the Fusion is evident by available vehicle features like:
- The Fusion’s high-efficiency powertrains, providing EcoBoost, hybrid and plug-in hybrid alternatives, as well as best-in-class fuel-economy ratings for each
- SYNC with MyFord Touch, comprehensively upgraded for the Fusion to be easier to use
- Electronic safety measures like a lane-keeping system, adaptive cruise control, active park assist, and the automaker’s Blind Spot Information System (BLIS)
“What you do today is how we define tomorrow,” according to Dassanayake, who is obviously doing much to help define the future of the Ford Fusion.