Ford eNews -- Jan. 30, 2013

                         Ford eNews -- Jan. 30, 2013

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DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 30, 2013

DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

'Sir, thou doth protest too much!' In defense of Fiesta, a small car with big
personality
Ford's novel response to esteemed British actor Jeremy Irons' daring insult of
the company's own Fiesta is generating a lot of buzz. In a recent interview,
the thespian equated the award-winning small car to little more than an
appliance, an uninspired utility machine. At this, Ford wasted no time,
dispatching its own esteemed Bard of Ford to release an official proclamation
charged with nobility, Shakespearean quips and goofiness. To see the video,
posted on the Entertainment Weekly website, click here.

Ford achieves all-time high hybrid share while Toyota slides
The 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid is off to a fast start having achieved an all-time
sales record in December, helping Ford to record hybrid sales and market
share; in the same period, Toyota lost nearly 8 points. Fusion is also
expected to see record January sales when results are announced Feb. 4. Nearly
70 percent of new Fusion Hybrid owners are new to the Ford brand, while
Toyota's conquest rate for its Camry Hybrid is only 53 percent. more...

Wes Sherwood | wsherwoo@ford.com | 313.390.5660

Ford posts highest fourth-quarter pretax profit in more than a decade
Ford Motor Company reported 2012 full-year pretax profit of $8 billion on the
strength of record results from North America and continued solid performance
from Ford Credit. Fourth-quarter pretax profit was $1.7 billion, or $0.31 per
share, an increase of $577 million from 2011. Ford now has posted a pretax
profit for 14 consecutive quarters. more…

Jay Cooney | jcoone17@ford.com| 313.323.0593

Ford, Daimler, Nissan to accelerate fuel cell electric vehicle technology
Daimler, Ford and Nissan signed a unique three-way agreement to accelerate
commercialization of fuel cell electric vehicle technology. The goal of the
collaboration is to develop a common fuel cell electric vehicle system while
reducing investment costs associated with engineering of the technology. Each
company will invest equally toward the project. more…

Alan Hall | ahall32@ford.com | 313.594.3744

About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F), a global automotive industry leader based in
Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six
continents. With about 171,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the
company's automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides
financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information
regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit
http://corporate.ford.com.

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