Just when you though the 2013 Ford Fusion had run out of claims to fame, it hits us right in the eyes and nose with another.
For those amongst us who suffer from allergies, (nearly half of the folk who live in the US) we know how much misery they can cause. The start of the spring and summer seasons can be a difficult time, particularly when on the move and taking weekends and vacations away. The clever folk at Ford have identified this as an issue among their consumers and as we have seen previously, Ford have a tendency to consider the health and welfare of their drivers a little more than other automobile manufacturers in today’s marketplace.
The new Ford Fusion for 2013 has been designed taking into account the vast amount of people who suffer some form of allergy. The designers have looked into how they can help to alleviate allergies to common materials and pollen; including substances such as latex and certain chemicals used in paints and plastics.
The 2013 Fusion has been tested by Ford engineers to look at the most touched areas of the car such as the seats, steering wheel and dashboard. Ford have minimized the amount of common allergens present in these areas of the car and have also installed a state-of-the-art air filter to prevent substances such as dust, pollen spores and other allergen nasties from entering the car whilst on the move. The filter itself will be replaced as part of a standard Ford service so there are no upkeep worries.
There is also a new app available with the Ford Fusion 2013 and other Ford models that alerts the car’s occupants to particularly high levels of pollen to enable them to take such action as is required. The app, the Sync ApplLink which is compatible with the Allergy Alert application can also consider such other environmental risks as UV light, asthma and pathogens. All in all this is good news for those of us whom, a weekend trip to the country can sometimes be more hassle than it’s worth.