Newly Redesigned 2013 Ford Fusion & Escape Featured at 2012 Rochester Auto Show

Ford Provides More Per Gallon: More Miles, More Memories, More Fun ALSO FEATURING: 2013 Taurus and 2013 Mustang
By: Jill Valley-Orlando
 
 
Feb. 27, 2012 - PRLog -- ROCHESTER, NY | FEBRUARY 24 , 2012 – Ford motor company will shine at the Rochester International Auto Show next week, when it rolls out its MPGs: More Per Gallon. More miles, more memories, more fun.  
Experience the excitement that Ford has to offer with several vehicles from its fleet of category leaders March 1-4, 2012, at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 East Main Street in Buffalo, NY.  A Ford photo-booth will also be on hand to capture the fun.
Headlining the Ford display is the newly redesigned and acclaimed 2013 Ford Fusion.
•   2013 Ford Fusion:  Just weeks after being revealed to the world, the new Ford Fusion is already bringing home awards.  The AutoWeek editorial staff voted Ford Fusion “Best in Show” at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
o   Smart, sleek, and fresh, the new Fusion is set to change how people think about midsize sedans, elevating the game with jaw-dropping fuel economy and the smart technology and refinement typically found in cars costing thousands more.  From its groundbreaking design to its enhanced craftsmanship, Fusion is setting a higher standard.
o   The new Fusion is the first midsize sedan to offer gasoline, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid powertrains, all targeting best-in-class fuel economy.
o   Fusion offers seven unique technologies, including Lane Keeping Aid, Adaptive Cruise Control, Active Park Assist, and MyFord Touch.

•   2013 Ford Escape: Escape is the best-selling small utility vehicle in the market today – and we intend to keep it there. Some of the most important elements of our new Escape include:
o   Its “hands-off” technologies to make customers lives easier, including the new hands-free liftgate, our upgraded MyFord Touch system and active park assist.
o   Its significantly better fuel economy with two EcoBoost engines to choose from.  Escape is expected to deliver up to 5 mpg better than the outgoing model and better fuel economy than key competitors from Honda and Toyota.
o   Its outstanding versatility and capability, with a new Intelligent All-Wheel Drive System, and cargo and towing capability customers are asking for.
o   Download – News release: http://media.ford.com/news/enews/allnewfordescapesmarteru...

In keeping with Ford’s leadership in green technology, the 2013 Escape features several eco-friendly components, including door bolsters (the material inside the door) made of kenaf, a tropical plant similar to bamboo.  The use of kenaf is anticipated to offset 300,000 pounds of oil-based resin per year in North America.  This eco-friendly material reduces the weight of the door bolsters by 25 percent. Weight savings translate into fuel savings for drivers.
o   Download – News release: 2013 Escape

•   2013 Ford Taurus: The new Ford Taurus delivers more of what large sedan customers really want for the 2013 model year – with even better fuel economy, more technology, design refinement, improved craftsmanship and enhanced driving dynamics.
o   A choice of new engines offers custiomers increased fuel efficiency, without compromising the responsive performance they want.
o   Taurus is the first car in Ford’s North American lineup to offer the advanced 2.0-liter EcoBoost™ engine, combining a turbocharger with gasoline direct injection. It is expected to deliver best-in-class highway fuel economy of at least 31 mpg. Providing plenty of power, the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine will deliver an estimated 237 horsepower and 250 lb.-ft. of torque.
o   Download – News release: 2013 Taurus

•   2013 Ford Mustang: Ford Mustang – the icon of American performance and style – gets even more street swagger with a new design and a list of smart features that signal even more technology in the popular pony car.
o   New exterior design with more prominent grille, new hood and new LED signature lighting give the latest Mustang a high-tech look.
o   Drivers of automatic-equipped Mustangs will be able to shift their own gears with new SelectShift Automatic™ transmission, now a standard feature.
o   Industry-first technology allows drivers to monitor their own acceleration, g force and braking on the track with new 4.2-inch LCD screen showing Track Apps.
o   Download – News release: New Design, More Technology for Ford Mustang

o   Download – News release: Read, Set, Go: Track Apps Give Drivers Instant Performance Info
   

About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, 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’s products, please visit www.ford.com.
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