Video: The 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid's instrument cluster

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Ford speak for the Fusion’s new display cluster is SmartGauge Cluster with EcoGuide; I call it the coolest thing about the car. Two LCD displays flank either side of the speedometer and display vast amounts of info. Thankfully though, Ford leaves it up to the driver with four different settings on just how much info it displays. These two screens signal a departure from the standard dial-type clusters and I for one welcome the innovation. These dynamic screens can display a wider range of information than their static counterparts and can be customized for individual drivers. Just one question: when are we going to see this on more vehicles?

Oh, and those little leaves off on the right? They are clever reminders how much you are helping save the planet when driving this car; more leaves means your driving smart and achieving better fuel economy. The video after the break shows the cluster in action.

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