• Mar 15th 2009 at 8:36AM
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2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid - Click above for high-res gallery

Four months after unveiling the 2010 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan In Los Angeles, Ford is now finally shipping cars to the dealerships. Ford originally planned to start production in December 2008, but the collapse of sales last fall meant that there was excess inventory of 2009 models. As a result, the December shutdown was extended and production began in earnest in February. That means that anyone hoping to cash in on the maximum $3,400 tax credit on the hybrid versions will have to act fast. Ford has passed the 60,000 sales mark for its hybrids, which means that after March 31, the tax credits are being phased out. After this month the tax credit drops to $1,700 until the end of September. Between October 1 and March 31, 2010, buyers will get only $850 back on their tax returns. After that you're out of luck unless the state you live in offers some incentives.

[Source: Ford]
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      • 6 Years Ago
      If they don't rush them to the showrooms they are not going to get too many sold. The cars aren't even listed on their website and I haven't heard of a single one in the Chicago area. As a Ford user and someone who was interested in buying a hybrid Fusion I find this entire business very shoddy. Ford delayed bringing the cars to market and they are now going to sell them at full price without a tax break.

      No wonder they have problems selling their products.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow, I must have missed the regular version of this car, the front end is amazing.. but that rear end still needs a little work... and Fusion hybrid mileage too... ooh, mercury just got a little interesting...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yes lately ford have been making great looking cars their Lincoln version also look nice.
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