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Ford eNews - Jan. 11, 2012

Jan 11, 2012

DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

All-new Ford Fusion set to change midsize sedan landscape

Customers expect midsize cars to be fuel-efficient. And affordable and reliable. Even stylish, on occasion. But not all at the same time – not all in one vehicle. The new Ford Fusion changes all that, targeting class-leading gasoline, hybrid and plug-in hybrid fuel economy. Fusion combines a stunning design that is already capturing honors including the coveted Eyes on Design award at the 2012 North American International Auto Show, along with elevated craftsmanship, unexpected technology and jaw-dropping fuel economy all in one package. more...

Octavio Navarro | onvarr1@ford.com | 313.845.2387

New Ford research lab to drive innovation in Silicon Valley

Ford will open its first dedicated research lab in Silicon Valley early this year to help the company prepare for the future by developing mobility solutions to harness the power of seamless connectivity, cloud computing and clean technology. Additionally, Ford is introducing several new apps at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. more...

Alan Hall | ahall32@ford.com | 313.594.3744

Ford earns five awards in U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Best Cars for the Money

Five Ford models have been chosen as being the best buy for the money – the most of any automaker – by U.S. News & World Report. The 2012 Ford Edge, Fusion, Fusion Hybrid, Taurus and Fiesta were selected for their quality and value. The awards help everyday car buyers navigate the market by identifying vehicles that offer the biggest bang for the buck and best incorporate the features they want. Click here for more.

Ford takes top honors in Polk Automotive Loyalty Awards

For the second year in a row Ford has shown it offers vehicles that customers want to keep coming back for. Among the 2011 Polk Automotive Loyalty Awards Ford won are Overall Loyalty to Manufacturer, Overall Loyalty to Make, African-American Market Loyalty to Make, Compact SUV for Escape and Mid/Full Size Pickup for the F-Series. Click here for more.

Ford's interactive display at NAIAS reaches new heights

The Ford display at the North American International Auto Show aims to give attendees a view from on high of what is in store for the future of in-car technology. The Ford Living Connected Experience guides groups of visitors through stations that explain how Ford is addressing future trends including changing population demographics, emerging technologies and living green. The groups then board a 20-foot-tall elevator that takes them into "the cloud" to view a 360-degree film showcasing the future of in-vehicle technology from Ford. more...

Amanda Zusman | azusman@ford.com | 313.322.3132

Ford, REPREVE to make fabric out of plastic bottles

Ford, through the use of REPREVE®, plans to divert about 2 million post-consumer plastic bottles for use in the new Focus Electric and other new vehicles. The Focus Electric contains REPREVE-based fabrics that are made from about 22 recycled PET bottles in each car. This is the first Ford vehicle to have an interior made from 100 percent clean technology. The companies are collecting bottles at events throughout the year beginning with the North American International Auto Show and the Consumer Electronics Show; the bottles will be recycled back into REPREVE recycled fibers. more...

Wes Sherwood | wsherwoo@ford.com | 313.390.5660

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 166,000 employees and about 70 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

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