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Ford Fusion Energi Earns Top Vehicle Safety Rating from NHTSA



        Ford Fusion Energi Earns Top Vehicle Safety Rating from NHTSA

PR Newswire

DEARBORN, Mich., May 20, 2013

DEARBORN, Mich., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

  o The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awards the
    all-new 2013 Ford Fusion Energi a five-star Overall Vehicle Score in its
    New Car Assessment Program (NCAP)
  o 2013 Ford Fusion was also named Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance
    Institute for Highway Safety, the highest recommendation the organization
    has for vehicle safety
  o In addition to top safety marks, Fusion Energi also achieves EPA-rated
    fuel economy of 100 MPGe combined, including 108 MPGe city/92 MPGe highway

The 2013 Ford Fusion Energi has earned the highest possible "five-star"
Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA). The five-star rating is the U.S. Government's highest-possible safety
rating and is determined only after severe testing procedures as part of
NHTSA's New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), which combines vehicle performance
in frontal and side-impact crash tests and resistance to rollover.

The Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid joins the Ford Fusion and the Ford Fusion
Hybrid which already received five-star safety ratings. NHTSA has elected to
test plug-in vehicles separately from vehicles powered by gasoline internal
combustion engines as the market share of electrified vehicles is increasing.
April marked Ford's best hybrid sales month ever with Ford's EV market share
hitting an all-time high of 18 percent, up from 3 percent last April.

"The Fusion Energi combines the highest possible safety ratings from NHTSA and
great fuel economy, two things we know customers are looking for in their
vehicles," said Steve Kenner, Global Director of the Ford Automotive Safety
Office. "Our strategy is to provide our customers with a range of powertrain
options in our vehicles, while still leading in fuel economy in every segment
that we compete."

The Fusion Energi gets an EPA fuel economy rating of 108 MPGe, which is five
MPGe better than the Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid.

The NHTSA five-star rating for the Fusion Energi comes in addition to the 2013
Fusion being named a Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway
Safety (IIHS) in December. The Top Safety Pick + designation is the highest
rating the organization has for vehicle safety.

The Fusion Energi also features the Personal Safety System™ with safety belt
technologies and front impact airbags. The Personal Safety System™ is a
network of components that work together to tailor the deployment of the front
airbags during frontal collisions. Other driver assist technologies available
on the Fusion Energi include:

  o Lane Keeping Assist
  o Adaptive Cruise Control
  o Rearview Camera
  o Hill Start Assist
  o Electronic Parking Break

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 175,000 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: Kelli Felker, 313.322.1790, kfelker1@ford.com
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