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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.

2011-07-13 14:36:00

DEARBORN, Mich., July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford hits hatchback sweet spot with Fiesta and Focus U.S.

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 OrleansFord 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 atmosphereFord's continued partnership with Essence Communications allows the company...

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 important for...

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 ExplorerChicago 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 SafetySales 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 standardsFord Motor Company (NYSE: F) could see the popularity of...

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.

2011-05-17 06:17:00

CHENNAI, India, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford Motor Company to invest US $72 million to expand its powertrain facility in Chennai to support sales and export growth plans in India The engine plant's production capacity will increase from 250,000 to 330,000 units per year, an additional output of 80,000 diesel enginesFord to introduce a third production shift at the engine assembly plant, creating more than 300 new direct jobsExpansion will bring Ford's total investment in India to more...

2011-05-03 07:00:00

COSTA MESA, Calif., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- News Highlights NADAguides, the leading provider of vehicle pricing and information, names the all-new 2011 Ford Fiesta the NADAguides Car of the Month for May.

2011-04-20 23:01:00

DEARBORN, Mich., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The popular new 2011 Edge earned an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick (for models built after February 2011), adding to Ford's leading number of top safety ratingsEdge sales are up 25 percent in 2011 as Ford's stylish crossover wrapped up March as its segment leader, accounting for 18 percent of medium crossover salesThe 2011 Ford Edge is EPA-rated at an unsurpassed 19 mpg city, 27 mpg highway and 22 mpg combinedEdge...

Word of the Day
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.