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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...

2011-02-15 13:49:00

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Winner to be chosen at live Hollywood show on Feb. 17 Seven bands will compete out of 2,500 that applied Grand prize includes working with Don Was to produce two original songs Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) and Grammy® Award-winning producer Don Was have announced the culmination of their seven-month competition, titled "Gimme the Gig," sponsored by the 2011 Ford Fiesta. The grand prize-winning band will be chosen during a...

2011-02-11 08:00:00

DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Just about everyone remembers the car they rode in on their first date. Was it a convertible with a great sound system, or a boat on wheels with lots of space? Whatever it was, both men and women agree that cars can make or break that first and often memorable impression. "A person's car is most definitely an extension of themselves," said Ellen Fein, dating expert and best-selling co-author of The Rules. "You often get one chance to make a...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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