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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...

2011-03-17 12:30:00

WAYNE, Mich., March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Transformed Michigan Assembly Plant (MAP), which will produce the fuel-efficient new global Ford Focus for North American customers, features flexible manufacturing, environmentally friendly practices and a highly trained work force A $550 million investment transformed the plant, creating new benchmarks for flexible manufacturing. Multiple models to run down the same production line, making Michigan Assembly the world's first plant to build...

2011-03-14 15:44:00

DEARBORN, Mich., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New Ford PowerShift transmission blends the sporty feel of a manual transmission with the convenience of an automatic Ford PowerShift is one of the most advanced transmissions available for subcompact and compact cars like the new Ford Focus and Fiesta PowerShift weighs nearly 30 pounds less than the four-speed automatic transmission in the current 2011 Focus. Less weight helps improve fuel economy With gasoline already more than $4 per...

2011-03-03 23:01:00

DEARBORN, Mich., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford Motor Company has contributed more than $5 million to support high school extracurricular activities nationwide through its successful test-drive program of the company's fuel-efficient products Since the start of the program, more than 1,500 events have been hosted in 49 states, generating more than 255,000 test drives by participants Ford developed the Drive One 4 UR School program in 2007 to assist cash-strapped communities in...

2011-02-25 10:01:00

DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) offers at least 12 vehicles that lead their sales segments in fuel economy -- including four vehicles with EPA-certified 40 mpg or higher fuel economy ratings -- a claim no other full-line automaker can match Fuel-saving EcoBoost(TM) engines arrive later this year for Ford Edge and Explorer; fuel-efficient Ford cars, utilities and trucks already in dealerships With oil nearing $100 per barrel and gasoline...

2011-02-25 06:09:00

DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The all-new Ford Focus is certified by the EPA at 40 mpg highway with a six-speed automatic transmission, which is overwhelmingly preferred by American drivers Ford Motor Company now has four nameplates with an EPA-certified rating of 40 mpg or higher, more than any other full-line manufacturer The outstanding fuel economy of the Ford Focus is complemented by available class-exclusive technology and features usually found only on larger...

2011-02-24 10:20:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New Ford Focus comes standard with so much technology, Ford rethinks its storytelling approach for consumers worldwide, tapping talents of unique global team Ford's first-ever global advertising campaign highlights Focus' 14 key technology benefits in 50 commercials, tailored for markets where the all-new vehicle will be sold New Ford Focus launching across North America and Europe in next several weeks The new Focus is the highest-tech and...

2011-02-20 23:01:00

DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford Fiesta adds five-star safety rating in China to similar top ratings in Europe and Australia/New Zealand Fiesta reaches 1 million sales in Europe, total global sales are 1,140,000 In North America, the 2011 Ford Fiesta earned a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - the first car in its segment to do so under new test standards More than 55 percent of Fiesta body structure is made from ultra-high-strength...

2011-02-16 15:00:00

DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New 'Crazy Kevin' ad campaign launches for Explorer The reinvented 2011 Ford Explorer has gone "crazy" - well, maybe not literally, but it is the star of a hilarious new urban advertising campaign featuring comedian and actor Kevin Hart. "Crazy Kevin," the new campaign, debuted during The Game on BET; the 60-second TV ad will air during the 2011 NBA All-Star Game Sunday at 8 p.m. EST on TNT. The campaign features TV ads, print, radio and...