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|BRIDJ, KANSAS CITY AREA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY LAUNCH PILOT PROGRAM TO EXTEND URBAN MOBILITY WITH FORD TRANSIT VANS◾First U.S. public-private collaboration brings together a major U.S. transit system, an automaker and an urban technology company to enhance existing mass transit by providing greater mobility options to residents of Kansas City|
◾Ford is exclusive vehicle provider for Ride KC: Bridj because of its commitment to developing smarter transportation systems through its Ford Smart Mobility plan
◾By improving access to jobs, one-year pilot program will be a catalyst for social and economic opportuni....
|FORD TO ADD FOUR NEW SUV NAMEPLATES AS MILLENNIALS, BOOMERS, GLOBAL DEMAND DRIVE CONTINUED SUV GROWTH◾Ford will add four new nameplates to its global SUV lineup in the next four years in segments in which company does not currently compete|
◾Millennials starting families lends strong support to ongoing SUV boom in the United States
◾As baby boomers age, they're more likely to stay in or return to SUVs
◾Increased fuel efficiency of Ford's newest utility vehicles makes consumers less sensitive to fuel costs
CHICAGO, Feb. 11, 2016 – Together, millennials and baby boomers give Ford 160 ....
|FORD NORTH AMERICAN HEADQUARTER FACILITIES GO LANDFILL-FREE◾Ford North American World Headquarter facilities now send no waste to landfills, helping the automaker step closer to its environmental goals|
◾North American headquarter facilities – located in Dearborn, Michigan, Oakville, Ontario, and the Santa Fe district in Mexico City – are diverting more than 240,000 pounds of waste from landfills
◾Top environmental priorities for Ford include reducing global water use and trimming energy consumption; in 2013, Ford cut water use 30 percent per vehicle f....
|INNOVATIVE SMARTPHONE APP SAVES FORD FACTORY WORKERS DAILY 1-KILOMETER WALK, ENHANCES QUALITY AND EFFICIENCY◾Ford develops smartphone app that enables workers to make instant on the spot checks, stop the line as required, improves accuracy and efficiency|
◾New wrist-worn Portable Quality Assurance Device saves production line workers from walking more than one kilometer daily, replaces paper-based system that relied on a desktop PC
◾Ford looks to roll-out wearable device – which simplifies increasingly complex manufacturing process – to other plants after successful pilot project in Valencia, Spain
|FORD DRIVING DREAMS TO LAUNCH IN HOUSTON WITH $100,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ELIGIBLE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS◾Houston seniors from selected high schools can be eligible to receive $100,000 in scholarships from Houston Ford Dealers and Ford Motor Company Fund|
◾Scholarships will enable students to pursue an education in science, technology, engineering and math; recipients to be recognized at Ford Driving Dreams ceremony
◾Scholarships are part of Ford Driving Dreams which is launching in Houston this year and expected to reach 34 local school districts
Houston, Feb. 8, 2016 – Houston Ford Dea....
|FORD BEGINS 2016 WITH RECORD-BREAKING MONTH IN CHINA, JANUARY SALES UP 36 PERCENT◾Ford sold a record 130,832 vehicles in January; up 36 percent|
◾Changan Ford sold a record 111,856 vehicles in January; up 58 percent
◾Jiangling Motor Corporation sold 17,255 vehicles in January
Ford Motor Company started 2016 with record-breaking sales in China, with 130,832 Ford vehicles sold in January, up 36 percent compared to January 2015. Record sales of the Ford Escort, the new Ford Mondeo, and Ford's sport utility vehicle (SUV) lineup helped boost January sales.
'We are honored ....
|FOUR-CAR LE MANS ENTRY ACCEPTED FOR FORD 50 YEARS ON FROM HISTORIC VICTORY◾All four Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GTs will compete at Le Mans in June, 50 years on from 1-2-3 finish in 1966|
◾The Ford GTs will run numbers 66, 67, 68 and 69
PARIS, FRANCE, Feb. 5, 2016 - The organisers of the Le Mans 24 Hours, the ACO (Automobile Club de l'Ouest), today confirmed that all four Ford GTs have received a place on the prestigious entry list for the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours.
Fifty years on from Ford's famous 1-2-3 outright victory at Le Mans, all four Ford Chip Gana....
|BEST IN THE DESERT: 2017 FORD F-150 RAPTOR PREPARES FOR GRUELING OFF-ROAD RACING SERIES◾All-new 2017 F-150 Raptor race truck continues Ford's tradition of demonstrating the toughness and durability of F-150 through off-road competition|
◾Race truck based on Built Ford Tough production Raptor, including high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body, high-strength steel frame, all-new high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine and 10-speed transmission, torque-on-demand transfer case and race-optimized long-travel suspension
◾Ford Performance is a premier automotive sponsor of off....
|Ford Brand SUVs Post Strongest Start since 2004; Ford Vans Have Best Start in 31 Years, Thanks to New Transit•Ford brand SUVs have their best start since 2004 with 50,212 vehicles sold; Edge sales up 26 percent|
•Transit sales increase 51 percent, driving Ford van sales to their best January since 1985
•Lincoln posts January sales up 8 percent on strong demand for all-new Lincoln MKX
•Ford Motor Company average transaction prices grow almost three times the rate of overall industry; U.S. sales of 173,723 vehicles decline 3 percent versus last year
DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 2, 2016 – Coming off ....
|FORD MOTOR COMPANY JOINS FORCES WITH TOM JOYNER FOUNDATION TO HONOR UNSUNG HEROES◾National Ford Freedom Unsung program kicks off its celebration of heroes in the African American community|
◾Nominations for community heroes are due Feb. 14; grand prize winner receives a trip for two aboard the 2016 Fantastic Voyage presented by Ford
◾Contest is part of Fund's commitment to Go Further in Our Community
DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 1, 2016 – Ford Motor Company is taking its Ford Freedom Unsung program to a national level by collaborating for the first time with Tom Joyner F....
|Ford Shelby GT350R-C Wins SportsCar Challenge Race at Daytona•Billy Johnson, Scott Maxwell win season-opener with Ford Shelby GT350R-C|
•Ford Shelby GT350R-C sweeps p1-2 as Compass360 Racing finishes p2 in their first race with Ford
•It's Johnson and Maxwell's second win and third podium in the Ford Shelby GT350R-C since the car debuted at Watkins Glen in 2015
DAYTONA, Fla., Jan. 29, 2016 – Billy Johnson and Scott Maxwell drove the Ford Shelby GT350R-C to its first win at Daytona International Speedway on Friday in the Continental Tire SportsCa....
|Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Perseveres at Rolex 24 At Daytona•Well-known racing adage 'there's no replacement for race conditions' proved true for the two-car Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT team at Rolex 24|
•The No. 01 Claritin/Target Ford EcoBoost Riley prototype was Ford's highest finisher, at p5 overall.
•Ford GT team pleased both Ford GTs passed first test, finishing a 24-hour race
DAYTONA, Fla., Jan. 31, 2016 – The well-known racing adage 'there's no replacement for race conditions' proved true for the two-car Ford Chip Ganassi Racing F....
|FORD GT QUALIFIES FOR ROLEX 24Ford Performance IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Notes and Quotes|
Daytona International Speedway
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016
NOTE: Field will be re-set by category (Prototype/PC/GTLM/GTD) for the Rolex 24 At Daytona after rain scattered the field in qualifying.
GT Le Mans (GTLM)
FORD GT STARTING POSITIONS (Overall/Class)
P15/9 66 Ford GT (*Joey Hand, Dirk Müller, Sébastien Bourdais) – 2:06.758
P25/10 67 Ford GT (*Ryan Briscoe, Richard Westbrook, Stefan Mücke) – 2....
|FORD MOTOR COMPANY ISSUES SAFETY RECALL FOR CERTAIN 2016 E-SERIES CUTAWAY AND CHASSIS CAB VEHICLES IN NORTH AMERICADEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 27, 2016 – Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall for 83 2016 Ford E-Series cutaway and chassis cab vehicles in North America for a potential issue with the trailer brake controller. Under certain conditions, a driver may lose trailer braking function at a stop, which could result in extended braking distance, increasing the risk of a crash. Vehicle braking is not affected.|
There are 75 vehicles in the United States and federalized territories and eight in ....
|FORD, NORTH TEXAS FORD DEALERS ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $400,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS◾North Texas high school seniors can be eligible to receive more than $400,000 in scholarships from North Texas Ford Dealers and Ford Motor Company Fund to pursue education in science, technology, engineering and math|
◾Ford Driving Dreams program has invested close to $2 million in education programs and awareness initiatives – reaching more than 14,000 students in North Texas
◾Scholarship recipients will be recognized at a Ford Driving Dreams awards ceremony in May
DALLAS, Jan. 27, 2016....
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