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2011-08-18 10:39:00

DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford driving simulator helps ensure the MyFord Touch® interface will best fit the needs of drivers in the all-new Ford Focus Electric The simulator takes users on an 11-mile circuit through a variety of terrain that a typical drive might include - hills, cities and flat land The new Ford Focus Electric includes a unique extension of MyFord Touch driver connect technology that provides easy-to-understand information about...

2011-07-27 09:33:00

DEARBORN, Mich., July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- All of Ford's newer retail vehicles earned fuel efficiency ratings above their segment average, according to the J.D. Power 2011 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study Eight Ford vehicles, including Fiesta, Explorer and F-150, ranked in the top three in their respective segments Ford F-150 is the only large pickup to receive an award for both Initial Quality and APEAL in 2011 Customers increasingly are demanding top...

2011-07-14 12:00:00

DEARBORN, Mich., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford launches its first-ever action sports campaign aimed at Millennial enthusiasts with the Ford Octane Academy Ford Octane Academy pairs fans with their favorite Ford action sports drivers - Ken Block, Tanner Foust, Brian Deegan and Vaughn Gittin Jr. - for ultimate action sports fantasy camps Ford's Millennial market share has grown 58 percent since 2007 through innovative programs and new products that are fun to drive and tech-savvy,...

2011-07-13 14:36:00

DEARBORN, Mich., July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford hits hatchback sweet spot with Fiesta and Focus U.S. sales of popular five-door hatchbacks continue to skyrocket, and it's a trend reflected in two of Ford's hottest-selling cars: About half of retail sales of the 2011 Fiesta are for the hatchback model; the sales mix for the all-new 2012 Focus is 41 percent hatchback - a number Ford expects to continue to rise. more... Octavio Navarro | onavarr1@ford.com | 313.845.2387 Ford trials...

2011-06-22 09:13:00

DEARBORN, Mich., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford Motor Company is back for the third consecutive year as the exclusive automotive partner of the 2011 Essence Music Festival being held over the July 4 weekend in New Orleans Ford will be involved with the festival in both an organic and hands-on way that enables people to experience and learn more about the company's newest products in a fun and meaningful atmosphere Ford's continued partnership with Essence Communications allows the...

2011-06-20 23:58:00

DEARBORN, Mich., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 42 percent of all consumers surveyed in a 2011 Maritz Research study say fuel economy is an "extremely important" new vehicle purchase driver - up 13.5 percent versus a decade ago; Millennials rank its importance even higher and rate it most often as having the "greatest impact" on future vehicle purchases Fuel economy as a reason to purchase has jumped in importance across nearly all vehicle segments since 2001, becoming even more...

2011-06-01 23:01:00

DEARBORN, Mich., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford plans to invest $100 million globally in robotic plant laser inspection technology to help make parts fit more accurately and reduce wind noise - a top industry quality issue - beginning with the highly acclaimed 2012 Ford Focus and Ford Explorer Chicago Assembly Plant, Michigan Assembly Plant and the Saarlouis, Germany Ford plant, all high-volume facilities, will use the technology to deliver more accurate door panel fit Laser vision...

2011-05-25 23:01:00

DEARBORN, Mich., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2012 Ford Focus joins a list of 11 other Ford vehicles that have previously earned the Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Sales of the new Focus were up 22 percent in April compared with the same month a year ago Awards highlight impressive safety features of the 2012 Ford Focus including a strong body structure engineered to meet global safety standards Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) could see the...

2011-05-19 05:56:00

CHONGQING, China, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford, together with its partners in China, is building its first transmission plant in China to support Ford's aggressive growth plan in the world's largest auto market. Ford's passenger vehicle joint venture in China, Changan Ford Mazda Automobile Ltd. (CFMA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding today for the transmission plant project with the Chongqing Municipal Government. The plant, with an initial investment of US$350 million to be...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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