Meanwhile the diesel version is predicted to be the best selling car in England this year. Having the distinction of being the only US automaker to pass on the bailout, Ford is moving quickly without the weight of that burden. The company credits “fuel-efficient new products, continued investment in global growth and the strengthening of Ford’s core business” with the positive results, as well as the fact that the earthquake in Japan had a relatively small impact on the automaker’s supply chain. According to the EPA’s fuel economy “mileage leaders” page, Ford has the lead in subcompact cars, small pickup trucks, and SUVs, three of the 14 categories that EPA uses to divide up the market. GM has the lead in large vans and pickup trucks.