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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...

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 engines Ford to introduce a third production shift at the engine assembly plant, creating more than 300 new direct jobs Expansion will bring Ford's total investment in India...

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. The 2011 Ford Fiesta was selected as the NADAguides Car of the Month based on the vehicle's quality of engineering inside and out, driving comfort, fuel efficiency, overall value, and wealth of features above and beyond what is expected in its class. Increased consumer interest...

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 ratings Edge 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 sales The 2011 Ford Edge is EPA-rated at an unsurpassed 19 mpg city, 27 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined...

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...

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 Ford Ford'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 ratings The Ford...

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 efficiency Aerodynamics 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 aerodynamics Fuel economy improvements can result from reducing friction and...

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. Power and Associates 2011 Vehicle Dependability Study. The study asks owners about problems they've experienced in the past 12 months with their three-year-old vehicles. In total, Ford Motor Company...

2011-03-22 23:01:00

DEARBORN, Mich., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford Fiesta continues to deliver personalization options for customers, with the debut of three new packages for 2012. The offerings include two interior packages and one exterior package Forty percent of buyers purchase at least one accessory for their Fiestas, with more than 26,000 Ford Custom Accessories items already sold The new interior package delivers a custom look with two-tone seating surfaces, door trim inserts, steering wheel...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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