Since its introduction, the new Ford Fusion has been getting attention for many things—its value, its versatility, its comprehensive list of features and extras, its performance, and arguably most of all, its outstanding looks. Now we can add another item to the list: unprecedented popularity. In fact, the demand for the Fusion has been so high that Ford recently added 1,400 new employees to its Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Flat Rock, MI, where the Fusion is assembled.

This move wouldn’t have been made unless drivers were waiting in line to get a Fusion of their own, from San Francisco to Frankfort. Ford Fusion availability is excepted to rise by 30 percent due to the new hires, bringing its production potential up to 350,000 units annually. According to Ford president of The Americas Joe Hinrichs, “with its bold design and great fuel economy, Fusion has exceeded all of our expectations, with demand outstripping supply.”

While the new Ford Fusion stands out with its unparalleled looks, the concept behind it was to satisfy the needs of customers who wanted such design elements packaged with leading fuel efficiency and the integration of smart technology. This means that drivers of the fusion can expect it to deliver on all fronts. Special Ford EcoBoost power trains as well as hybrid versions help provide outstanding fuel economy. Meanwhile, technologies such as Auto Start-Stop, Lane-Keeping technology, adaptive cruise control, and MyFord Touch mean that there are few vehicles on the road with as much technological power as the Ford Fusion. No wonder it’s in high demand—come stake your claim today!