Introducing the ‘Return to Park’ Feature on the 2017 Ford Fusion

Return to Park

Return To Park Is As Easy As A Turn Of A Knob

For those in the market for a sedan, the Ford Fusion has always been a great choice. It’s full of features and designs that make every ride comfortable, convenient, and safe. With every new model, the designers and engineers work to find more opportunities to protect and aid their drivers.

For the 2017 Ford Fusion, one of these opportunities became clear with the design of the rotary gear shift, a standard feature on every new Ford Fusion. While this innovative gear shift is a modern and advanced feature on its own, the Ford designers looked for ways to bring more benefits to the table.

Enter the “Return to Park” feature, which uses data collected from sensors to automatically place the Ford Fusion in park if a driver forgets to do so. “Return to Park” is engaged every time you turn off your vehicle. The feature is also activated each time the driver’s seat belt is removed while the door is open when the car is stopped.

One study published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showed that 360 people were killed by accidents with unattended vehicles between 2012 and 2014. “Return to Park” not only protects the driver of a Ford Fusion, but the pedestrians around the vehicle as well. That extra peace of mind is something any driver or passenger can appreciate.

All of us at Shults Ford in Pittsburgh, PA love this Ford technology!

Ford July Sales Highest in Eight Years

Ford July Sales Highest in Eight Years While temperatures are rising, so are Ford sales. Ford Motor Company reported that vehicle sales in the U.S. this July were up 10 percent over last year, selling 212,236 vehicles. This is this best July Ford has had in eight years. Retails sales also increased last month 7% to reach 162,028 vehicles total.

Ford attributes July’s big success to many popular vehicles including the Fusion that set an all-time monthly sales record. The Fusion recorded a 17 percent increase in July with 23,942 total cars sold. Explorer sales saw a great jump of 32 perfect which is the best July sales month for the SUV since 2005. Also setting a record was the Ford Escape as sales were up 19 percent and setting an all-time performance record for July.

“July proved to be a very good month for Ford and Lincoln with positive gains across the board in all major segments,” Explains Ford Vice President of U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service, John Felice. “Escape and Fusion were big contributors to our sales increases, with both setting July sales records.”

Shults Ford of Wexford is excited to be a part of this fantastic sales record, selling a great deal of popular models every day. Swing by the Wexford, PA dealership and take a ride in the Escape, Fusion, Explorer, and more today!