New York Auto Show – Ford

Ford’s press con was devoted to touting their eco-friendly lineup and future. Among the cars they showed off was an electric Focus “produced for the Jay Leno Show” (I came very close to heckling, “I’m with Coco!”).

But the “big” news was devoted to the company’s hybrids. They boasted of their four current hybrids – however, given that two of those are Mercury twins identical to their Ford counterparts, this is like having Red Delicious and Macintosh apples and claiming you have two kinds of fruit.

So to no one’s surprise, Ford brought out a Granny Smith – a hybrid version of the Lincoln MKZ. Pretty much the same as its Ford Focus and Mercury Milan triplets, the MKZ differs in that not only does its digital gauge grow leaves…it also grows apple blossoms.

Seriously. That was it.

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