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Ford eNews - Jan. 2, 2013

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Ford eNews - Jan. 2, 201315:33 EST Wednesday, January 02, 2013DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Buying a new TV for the big game, easier with a Ford FusionGetting ready for the playoffs, a man decides to buy a new 47-inch flat-screen TV; the only problem is he can't fit it into his Honda Accord. Luckily, his good friend is the owner of a new 2013 Ford Fusion with a larger trunk and more pass-through space from seats that fold down easily. The Fusion trunk offers 16 cubic feet while Accord provides 15.8 cubic feet and Toyota Camry measures 15.4 cubic feet. Of the three, Fusion is the only car that offers a full pass-through from the trunk into the rear seats. So this man's only problem now is deciding who to invite over for the big game. Check out the video here. Two Ford vehicles earn Autobytel Car of the Year awardsAutomotive Internet pioneer Autobytel named the all-new Ford Fusion its 2013 Car of the Year while the all-new Ford C-MAX has earned Alternative Fuel Car of the Year honors. The most fuel-efficient midsize sedan in America, the 2013 Fusion brings power of choice to the midsize sedan segment with the widest range of powertrains available, elevated levels of craftsmanship and attention to detail throughout. The recently launched C-MAX ? Ford's first dedicated hybrid line in North America ? is now the fastest-selling hybrid ever, selling three times faster than the combined sales of Toyota Prius and Honda Insight at launch. Click here for more. Ford Fusion Energi rated America's most fuel-efficient sedanThe 2013 Ford Fusion ? recently voted Green Car of the Year ? just got greener as the EPA certified the new Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid at up to 108 MPGe, making it America's most fuel-efficient sedan.  more? Wes Sherwood | wsherwoo@ford.com | 313.390.5660Bumper crop: Ford keeps 120 million pounds of damaged parts from landfillsFord's recycling and remanufacturing program has kept 120 million pounds of damaged vehicle parts from landfills since 2003, effectively ending the days when the crack of a headlamp or crunch of a bumper would render useless such components.  more...Elizabeth Weigandt | eweigand@ford.com | 313.845.4147In transit to 3D printing boom, Ford a major player in digital revolutionIn Ford's Silicon Valley Lab, Dave Evans creates a custom vehicle gauge and emails the 3D design to Zac Nelson in Dearborn. Nelson uses the MakerBot® Thing-O-Matic? at his workstation and prints up a physical prototype. The future of research and development is happening right here and now at the desks of these Ford engineers.  more? Jake Dylik | jdylik1@ford.com | 313.390.1857Ford predicted to be only brand to top 2 million sales in U.S. for 2012The Ford brand was on track to top 2 million U.S. sales in 2012 for the second straight year ? the only auto brand to do so in America. In addition, Ford Focus was on track to become 2012's best-selling global nameplate.  more? Erich Merkle | emerkle2@ford.com | 313.806.4562About Ford Motor CompanyFord Motor Company (NYSE: F), a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 172,000 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 CompanyFor further information: Jennifer Moore, +1-313-248-2335, jmoor186@ford.com