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|DWAYNE JOHNSON ACCEPTS LEADING ROLE WITH FORD SERVICEDEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 1, 2015 – Ford announced today its new advertising campaign for Ford service, 'The Specialists at Ford' – featuring big-screen action hero, producer and business entrepreneur Dwayne Johnson.|
'The Specialists at Ford' are an elite crew of Ford technicians led by Johnson. This dedicated team has all of the training, diagnostic tools and Motorcraft parts that make servicing your vehicle at your local Ford dealership the right decision.
In addition to Johnson's on-....
|Ford U.S. Retail Sales Best Since 2004; Overall Sales Up 23 Percent on Strong Customer Demand for New Vehicles•Ford Motor Company total U.S. sales increased 23 percent for September, boosted by best retail results since 2004, also up 23 percent versus year ago|
•F-Series retail sales up 28 percent, driving total truck sales to their highest level in nine years; Ford commercial vans post best September sales since 1987 – up 86 percent
•·Ford brand SUV sales up 27 percent for the best September since 2003 – all-new Edge up 33 percent, new Explorer up 38 percent, Escape up 31 percent
•Ford retail car sal....
|FORD ISSUES FIVE SAFETY RECALLS AND ONE SAFETY COMPLIANCE RECALL IN NORTH AMERICADEARBORN, Mich., Sept. 30, 2015 – Ford Motor Company is issuing five safety recalls and one safety compliance recall in North America. A small number of accidents are attributed to these conditions; no injuries. Details are as follows:|
Ford issues safety recall for certain 1998-2003 Ford Windstar vehicles for rear axle inspection
Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall for approximately 340,000 1998-2003 Ford Windstar vehicles for a potential issue with a previous saf....
|LATEST SPACE COMMUNICATIONS LEARNINGS FROM ST. PETERSBURG UNIVERSITY HELP FORD ADVANCE CONNECTED CARS OF THE FUTURE◾Ford Motor Company and St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University developed a data communications system prototype of high reliability for the advancement of connected cars of the future|
◾Research leverages university telematics expertise in space robot communications
◾A team of scientists applied the same multichannel connectivity principles used to operate a robot moving on Earth via a joystick aboard the International Space Station to its work with Ford on connected cars
|FORD NAMES MYSTREETCRED APP WINNER OF SYNC APPLINK DEVELOPER CONFERENCE◾Ford hosted its second annual SYNC® AppLink™ Developer Conference to challenge and educate developers on creating new applications that enhance the in-car user experience|
◾Driving report card app MyStreetCred, created by a team of developers from the Digital Innovation agency, Rockfish, earned the grand prize in the Ford-sponsored app developer hackathon held at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco
◾MyStreetCred team leveraged Ford SYNC AppLink application programming interface to create an in....
|FORD MOTOR COMPANY FUND GOES TO SCHOOL WITH INNOVATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAMS, NEW INVESTMENTS◾Ford Motor Company Fund helps kick off the new school year with more than $1.7 million in education grants and scholarships|
◾Five automotive design students receive the first scholarships awarded in honor of William Clay Ford
◾Each year, Ford Fund invests more than $8 million to advance educational opportunities and assist students in developing essential workplace skills
Dearborn, Mich., Sept. 23, 2015 – Automotive design can stir a person's deepest passion. Rami Khoury knows the f....
|EXCLUSIVE BEHIND-THE-SCENES DOCUMENTARY REVEALS THE STORY BEHIND THE ALL-NEW FORD FOCUS RS – 'REBIRTH OF AN ICON'◾Ford's new video documentary series goes in-depth and behind the scenes to reveal the story of the all-new Focus RS performance car|
◾'Rebirth of an Icon' follows the highs and lows, from design studio to worldwide premiere, through extreme testing in the Arctic and Arizona at the hands of RS consultant and Gymkhana superstar Ken Block
◾The trailer for the series, which also features Raj Nair, Ford's group vice president, Global Product Development and chief technical officer, is available to ....
|FORD ENHANCES SYNC APPLINK FOR APP DEVELOPERS WITH NEW CAPABILITIES AND TOOLS FOR IN-CAR EXPERIENCE INNOVATIONDEARBORN, Mich., Sept. 18, 2015 – Developers can now leverage Ford's all-new SYNC® 3 technology including advanced voice recognition and touch screen user interface to create apps that enhance the in-car user experience. |
'Ford challenges developers to find new and exciting ways to improve the in-vehicle user experience,' said Doug VanDagens, Ford global director, Connected Services Solutions. 'For the first time, Ford is giving developers the resources to help make vehicle-specific a....
|FORD MOTOR COMPANY TO PROVIDE CUSTOM 2016 MUSTANG SHELBY GT350R FOR CATTLE BARON'S BALL AUCTION◾Ford Motor Company is auctioning a 2016 Mustang Shelby GT350R to raise money for the American Cancer Society at the Cattle Baron's Ball Auction on Sept. 26.|
◾At 102 horsepower per liter, the all-new 5.2-liter V8 Shelby GT350R is sure to pony up enough horses for anyone attending the Cattle Baron's Ball. The engine is both the most power-dense and the most powerful naturally aspirated road going engine in Ford history.
◾Since 1974, Ford Motor Company and the Ford Motor Company Fund have contri....
|FORD ECOBOOST WINS AT CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICASFord Performance | TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Notes & Quotes:|
Lone Star Le Mans
Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015
FORD ECOBOOST FINAL RACE RESULTS
1/1 01 Ford EcoBoost Riley (Scott Pruett, *Joey Hand) – 2:41:07.039
*Last driver in car.
FORD ECOBOOST STARTING POSITION
P1 01 Ford EcoBoost Riley (*Scott Pruett/Joey Hand) – 1:58.441
* Driver qualified.
NOTE: This was Scott Pruett's 60th career win and his ....
|ALL NEW FORD GT RACE CAR TO MAKE EUROPEAN DEBUT AT SILVERSTONE AHEAD OF HISTORIC RETURN TO LE MANS◾All-new Ford GT will make its European racing debut at the opening round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship at Silverstone in the U.K. in April|
◾Two cars will compete in the GT-Endurance Pro Class ahead of a return to Le Mans where the original Ford GT40 famously first won 50 years ago
◾The Ford GT race car will compete in all nine rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2016
BRENTWOOD, Essex – Monday, 21 September, 2015 [....
|NEW FORD SMART WATCH APPS ALLOW ELECTRIC VEHICLE OWNERS TO CHECK STATUS FROM THEIR WRIST◾Smartwatch owners can now download an update for the MyFord® Mobile app in the Apple App Store and Google Play, which includes Android Wear and Apple Watch smartwatch applications|
◾The apps, developed by Ford engineers, allow users who drive Ford battery electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles to check their battery charge level, determine driving range before a trip and locate where their vehicle is parked, among many other offerings – all from their wrist
◾MyFord Mobile watch apps specifically ....
|FORD RESEARCH & ENGINEERING CENTER GOES LANDFILL-FREEFord Motor Company's Research & Engineering Center is now landfill free, helping the automaker achieve its goal to trim global waste-to-landfill by 40 percent per vehicle produced from 2011 to 2016.|
The R&E Center sits on 720 acres in Dearborn, Michigan near Ford World Headquarters. With more than 12,000 employees working out of 34 buildings including research labs, design studios, and a major data center, the campus is much like a small city. Paring waste streams will allow Ford to be more e....
|NEW FORD TV ADS HIGHLIGHT WHY F-150 IS TOUGHEST, SMARTEST, SAFEST, MOST CAPABLE F-150 EVERDEARBORN, Mich., Sept. 13, 2015 – Ford debuts three new national television advertisements, with the first spots airing today on Fox NFL Sunday to promote the all-new F-150 – the toughest, smartest, safest, most capable F-150 ever.|
The ads, which will appear throughout the 2015 NFL regular season, feature the groundbreaking innovations and achievements that make F-150 the leader in the light-duty pickup segment. The ads include:
◾'Wake-Up Call' is a leadership anthem spot highlighting....
|FORD EUROPE SALES RISE 12% IN AUGUST ON DEMAND FOR MONDEO, SUVS; FORD TAKES NO. 1 IN COMMERCIAL VEHICLES◾Ford's total vehicle sales* grew 12 percent in August and 10 percent year-to-date|
◾Ford's total vehicle market share in August and year-to-date was 7.9 percent and 8.0 percent, up 0.1 of a percentage point in each period
◾Mondeo sales more than doubled year-over-year in August; EcoSport compact SUV up 81 percent; Ranger sales rose 44 percent; Mustang orders top 8,000 in Europe
◾Ford was No. 1 in commercial vehicle sales in August and year-to-date; market share in August totalled 14.3 perce....
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