Ford eNews -- April 17, 2013

                         Ford eNews -- April 17, 2013

PR Newswire

DEARBORN, Mich., April 17, 2013

DEARBORN, Mich., April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Ford delivers best hybrid sales quarter, ever
Ford delivered its best hybrid sales quarter in the first quarter of 2013,
with sales totaling 21,080 vehicles. Ford's hybrid sales were up 324 percent
nationally over 2012, achieving a 16 percent share of the electrified vehicle
market – up from 4 percent last year. more…

Amanda Zusman | azusman@ford.com | 313.322.3132



Happy birthday, Mustang!
Forty-nine years to the day after its New York debut, Ford's iconic sports car
has reached another milestone: One million Mustangs have rolled off the line
at Flat Rock Assembly Plant, and Ford is celebrating the occasion as year 50
of continuous Mustang production kicks off. In all, more than 8.5 million
Mustangs have been produced. Click here for a timeline showing Mustang
production through the years.

Craig Daitch | cdaitch@ford.com | 313.594.7903



'Video snacks' program brings vehicle features directly to consumers
Ford is launching a new program nationwide that is designed to help bridge the
gap between consumers and their cars by providing access to a comprehensive
library of "video snacks." These short videos explain how to use Ford vehicle
features like Remote Start, MyKey^® and Integrated Blind Spot Mirrors. Click
here for a video explaining how it all works.

Elizabeth Weigandt | eweigand@ford.com | 313.845.4147



Ford, GM to jointly develop nine- and 10-speed transmissions
Ford and General Motors have signed an agreement under which both companies
will jointly develop a new generation of advanced nine- and 10-speed automatic
transmissions. Initial design and engineering work is already under way.
more...

Mark Schirmer | mschirme@ford.com | 313.390.8647



Ford launches fuel-efficient 1.5-liter EcoBoost
A new 1.5-liter EcoBoost^® engine is joining Ford Motor Company's lineup of
fuel-efficient powertrains. The innovative 1.5-liter is a key strategic entry
for Ford as it works to meet strong global demand for four-cylinder EcoBoost
engines. more...

Mark Schirmer | mschirme@ford.com | 313.390.8647



Explorer production goes international
As global demand for utility vehicles increases, the Ford Explorer is being
produced from the ground up outside of the United States for the first time in
the iconic SUV's history. Russia-built Explorers are now being assembled at
Ford Sollers Elabuga Assembly Plant in the Republic of Tatarstan. more...

Kristina Adamski | kadamsk1@ford.com | 313.588.0849



Ford, AIA team up to explore overlapping worlds of design
Architecture shares many similarities with today's automobiles, designed to be
sustainable, efficient high-tech works of art. Ford joined the American
Institute of Architects San Francisco Chapter to discuss how the two
industries are moving in parallel, interpreting similar trends and learning
from each other. more...

Francesca Montini | fmontini@ford.com | 313.845.0508



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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