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Ford eNews -- Dec. 19, 2012


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Ford C-MAX is the fastest-selling hybrid ever at launch
Ford's all-new C-MAX has become the fastest-selling hybrid, with 8,030 sales in its first two full months on the market in October and November. This significantly outpaces Toyota Camry Hybrid's 7,300 sales in its first two full months in May and June 2006.

Hot-selling C-MAX named official car of 2013 CES
Ford C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi combined to outsell Toyota Prius plug-in and Prius v in November, the first full month both C-MAX hybrid vehicles were available. A showcase for Ford's most advanced technologies makes C-MAX a natural selection for Official Car of the 2013 International CES, the world's largest technology trade show.

All-new Transit changes the game in full-size commercial vans
The familiar van that delivers packages or shuttles you to the airport is about to change in a big way. Ford's all-new full-size 2014 Transit will provide professional tradesmen and fleet customers with unmatched fuel economy, innovative new configurations and leading versatility in the expanding commercial vehicle market.

Next-generation Transit Connect breaks new ground
With global commercial vehicle sales expected to jump significantly in the next several years, Ford's all-new 2014 Transit Connect cargo van is set to provide cost-conscious commercial fleets and small business owners with unmatched fuel economy and versatility.

2013 Ford Fusion design to reduce repair costs 13 percent
When can a beautiful rear end help drivers save money? When it's part of the 2013 Ford Fusion that gets rear-ended in a collision, Ford says. Compared to the outgoing model, the new Fusion saves $267 in repair costs to replace the rear bumper cover and panel assembly.

Two Ford engines win Ward's 10 Best Engines trophies
The fuel-efficient 2.0-liter EcoBoost is one of two Ford engines to win a highly coveted 10 Best Engines award from the editors of WardsAuto World. The Shelby GT500's 662-horsepower 5.8-liter engine -- the world's most powerful production V8 -- also took home a trophy.