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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.

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.

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 forceA $550 million investment transformed the plant, creating new benchmarks for flexible manufacturing.

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 automaticFord PowerShift is one of the most advanced transmissions available for subcompact and compact cars like the new Ford Focus and FiestaPowerShift weighs nearly 30 pounds less than the four-speed automatic transmission in the current 2011 Focus.

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 productsSince the start of the program, more than 1,500 events have been hosted in 49 states, generating more than 255,000 test drives by participantsFord developed the Drive One 4 UR School program in 2007 to assist cash-strapped communities in raising up...

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  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.