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Ford ENews - May 2, 2012





DEARBORN, Mich., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --



New Ford Escape most fuel-efficient small SUV on the market The new Ford Escape is certified by the U.S. EPA as the most fuel-efficient small SUV with an automatic transmission. The Escape's 1.6-liter EcoBoost® engine is certified at 33 mpg – 2 mpg better than the Honda CR-V and 5 mpg better than Toyota RAV4. All three engines in the new Escape are EPA-certified at 30-plus mpg on the highway.  more…  Angie Kozleski | akozlesk@ford.com | 313.323.1984

First Ford dealers certified to sell Focus Electric The first Ford dealers have been officially certified to sell the company's first all-electric car – the Focus Electric. The 67 dealers located in California, New York and New Jersey – markets that account for a large percentage of electrified vehicle sales – will start seeing Focus Electric later this spring. By the end of the year, the car will be available nationwide.   more…  Elizabeth Weigandt | eweigand@ford.com | 313.845.4147

Order bank opens for new high-performance Focus ST U.S. drivers can now place their orders for the new Ford Focus ST, a high-performance hatchback that will offer exhilarating performance and handling, a distinctive interior and muscular exterior design. Focus ST is Ford's first global performance car, integrating a collection of advanced and sport-oriented technologies previously unavailable in North America.  more…  Chris Terry | cterry34@ford.com | 248.506.4500

Several Ford vehicles set sales recordsU.S. sales of some of Ford's most fuel-efficient vehicles grew again in April, with Fusion and Edge setting all-time records, Explorer reporting its best April since 2005 and F-Series reaching its best sales for the month since 2007.  more…  Erich Merkle | emerkle2@ford.com | 313.806.4562

Cleveland plant needs third shift to meet demand Growing customer demand for cars and trucks powered by fuel-efficient Ford 3.5-liter EcoBoost and 3.7-liter V6 engines has translated into a third shift at Cleveland Engine Plant. Two hundred fifty employees will transfer to the shift from another plant on the site that is closing.   more…  Marcey Evans | mevans13@ford.com | 313.322.9211

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 164,000 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.



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