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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...

2011-04-11 11:41:00

DEARBORN, Mich., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Do you remember that warm and fuzzy feeling you had when you pedaled your first bicycle, minus the training wheels? Ford is looking to spark that memory and many other childhood experiences as part of the launch of a new urban advertising campaign tied to the new Ford Focus, called "Inner Child," that debuts on BET and TV One. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110411/DE80812 ) "After engaging with some of our target customers for Focus...

2011-04-05 13:00:00

DEARBORN, Mich., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford's newest "Swap Your Ride" marketing campaign launches today with ads chronicling the experiences of actual consumers who were given the opportunity to swap their competitive-make vehicles for a FordFord's class-leading fuel economy is a consistent theme throughout the ads; Ford offers at least 12 vehicles that lead their segments in fuel economy, including four vehicles with EPA-certified 40 mpg or higher fuel economy ratingsThe Ford Swap...

2011-04-05 09:22:00

DEARBORN, Mich., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wind tunnel development time enables Ford engineers, aerodynamicists and designers to optimize vehicle fuel efficiencyAerodynamics help Ford vehicles achieve class-leading or unsurpassed fuel efficiency in each segment where they compete The all-new Ford Focus employs an innovative active grille shutter system to help deliver up to 40 mpg highway by improving aerodynamicsFuel economy improvements can result from reducing friction and drag - not...

2011-03-23 15:30:00

DEARBORN, Mich., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lincoln earns highest honors in J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study Chalk up another accolade for Lincoln - the luxury brand received the highest score for long-term durability among all vehicle brands in the annual J.D.

Word of the Day
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.