Ford eNews - Feb. 27, 2013

                          Ford eNews - Feb. 27, 2013

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DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 27, 2013

DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

U.S. News & World Report puts Ford tops in value
For the second straight year, Ford dominates the U.S. News & World Report 2013
Best Cars for the Money rankings with six Ford vehicles offering consumers the
most bang for their buck. The 2013 Focus, Fusion, Fusion Hybrid, Taurus,
Escape and Edge captured awards based on their outstanding value and critical
acclaim. Click here for more.

In California, Fusion Energi gets to go faster
Californians now have another Ford vehicle option to get them where they're
going even faster with the all-new Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid just approved
for use in the state's high-occupancy vehicle lanes. This means Ford, along
with Toyota, now has more vehicles that qualify for California's HOV lanes
than any other automaker. more...

Amanda Zusman | azusman@ford.com | 313.322.3132

'La Linea' helping Ford gain hybrid traction
Ford's new hybrids are luring more Toyota owners out of their Priuses and the
"La Linea" ads for C-MAX Hybrid are responsible for some of this momentum. The
unique advertising campaign launched last fall as C-MAX Hybrid hit showrooms,
resonating well with customers and helping C-MAX become the fastest-selling
hybrid ever at launch. The "La Linea" ads will continue into 2013 as Ford
targets a much larger share of the hybrid market. more...

Amanda Zusman | azusman@ford.com | 313.322.3132

Van Dyke Transmission – Ford's first North American zero waste-to-landfill
A local group at Ford's Van Dyke Transmission Plant has come up with a way to
properly manage the waste resulting from giant fabric cooling filters, finding
separate recyclers for the filters and the materials they contain. Van Dyke
now diverts 15 tons of waste-from-landfill a month, and exemplifies Ford's
progress in reducing the amount of waste it generates globally. Plans call for
waste-to-landfill to drop to just 13.4 pounds – or 40 percent – per vehicle by
2016. more...

Todd Nissen | tnissen@ford.com | 313.322.4898

Ford invests millions in Cleveland plant
To meet rising consumer demand for the award-winning 2.0-liter EcoBoost^®
engine, Ford is investing nearly $200 million and adding 450 new jobs at its
Cleveland Engine Plant. The hiring builds on the creation of more than 8,100
salaried and hourly jobs in the U.S. last year. more…

Kristina Adamski | kadamsk1@ford.com | 313.588.0849

Ford extends commitment to app developers
Ford expanded its commitment to help encourage the growing community of
automotive app developers by announcing it will contribute the software for
AppLink^™, the Ford-developed in-car smartphone app interface, to GENIVI
Alliance. Ford becomes the first American automaker to contribute proprietary
source code from one of its products to an open-source project. more…

Alan Hall | ahall32@ford.com | 313.594.3744

Ford first to launch Spotify in the car
Spotify, the leading on-demand music streaming service providing access to a
catalog of more than 20 million songs globally is now compatible with Ford
SYNC^® AppLink for simple hands-free, voice-activated entertainment while
driving. 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.

SOURCE Ford Motor Company

Website: http://www.ford.com
Contact: Jennifer Moore, +1-313-248-2335, jmoor186@ford.com
 
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