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Ford eNews -- March 13, 2013



DEARBORN, MI--March 13, 2013:

Agent of change: Ford empowers women in rural India
Henry Ford believed the Model T would improve lives through greater mobility. More than 100 years later -- on the other side of the world -- that legacy lives on. A specially equipped Ford SUV assists in transporting women in a remote area of India to healthcare facilities. Click here for a video showing a day in the life of the women Ford is helping in these tiny villages.

Ford tops again with U.S. News & World Report
Three Ford and Lincoln vehicles have won U.S. News & World Report's 2013 Best Cars for Families awards. For three straight years, Ford Fusion has won best midsize car, while Fusion Hybrid is top hybrid car two years in a row and Lincoln MKT takes home best luxury three-row midsize SUV honors. U.S. News & World Report determines winning vehicles based on the best combination of quality, features and space for today's families.

Ford Fusion marks best February sales ever
With car inventories just beginning to meet consumer demand, the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion posted its best February sales since the midsize sedan was introduced in 2006. Fusion February sales totaled 27,875 cars -- a 28 percent gain over last year's record.

The Ford Focus ST was the best-selling hot hatchback in Europe in the last three months of 2012, according to data from automotive intelligence provider Polk. Focus ST accounted for 44 percent of all sales in this period, leaving the Volkswagen Golf GTI at 33 percent and Renault Megane Sport at 12 percent in the dust.