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Ford Facing Trial Over Claimed MPG Of Fusion Hybrid, C-MAX Hybrid

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Ford Motor Company is awaiting trial for a lawsuit levelled against the automaker in 2013, after a federal judge in New York dismissed Ford’s motion to throw out the case earlier this month, reports The Detroit News.

The lawsuit alleges that Ford knowingly exaggerated the fuel economy of its Fusion and C-MAX Hybrid models in advertisements, claiming that both cars were practically capable of 47 miles-per-gallon. It was filed on behalf of a group of Fusion and C-MAX Hybrid buyers.

US District Judge Kenneth M. Karas said in his ruling that “Ford implicitly recognized that its advertising campaign was misleading.” Judge Karas also cited the automaker’s desire to sell more units of both the Fusion and C-MAX Hybrid models as a “reasonable motive” alleged by the plaintiffs.

Mark Dearman, lawyer for the plaintiffs, wrote in an emailed statement that Ford Motor Company “simply went too far” with their advertising, and that he and those he represents “are looking forward to moving ahead with the litigation.”

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Written by Aaron Brzozowski

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