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|ALL-NEW FORD GT EARNS THE 2016 GENE RITVO AWARD FOR DESIGN AND ELEGANCE◾The 2017 Ford GT has won the Gene Ritvo Award, which honors the best in design in the automotive world. The honor is awarded to the concept or vehicle that best defines elegance in design.|
◾Entries were judged by the New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA) in conjunction with design experts from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline, Mass.
◾The groundbreaking design of the all-new 2017 Ford GT combines style and elegance in a sleek, stylish and pow....
|A CURE FOR RANGE ANXIETY? FORD FUSION ENERGI, WITH EPA-ESTIMATED 610-MILE RANGE, GOES FURTHER THAN ANY PLUG-IN HYBRID◾Online Harris Poll finds 40 percent of U.S. adult drivers frustrated with their vehicle's range|
◾Ford now has a plug-in hybrid vehicle that can go further than any other. The new 2017 Fusion Energi can travel an EPA-estimated 610 miles on a full tank of gas and full battery charge, the highest combined range of any plug-in hybrid on the market in America
◾Harris Poll finds Americans significantly underestimate typical plug-in hybrid vehicle range, with most respondents believing the longest....
|FORD MOTOR COMPANY ISSUES ONE SAFETY RECALL AND ONE SAFETY COMPLIANCE RECALL IN NORTH AMERICADEARBORN, Mich., May 25, 2016 – Ford Motor Company is issuing one safety recall and one safety compliance recall in North America. Details are as follows:|
Ford issues safety recall for certain 2013-2014 Ford F-150 vehicles in North America to replace their brake master cylinders.
Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 271,000 2013-2014 Ford F-150 vehicles to replace brake master cylinders. In some vehicles, it is possible brake effectiveness could be reduced due to b....
|INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM CAN GET WORK EXPERIENCE AT FORD THROUGH NEW FORDINCLUSIVEWORKS PILOT PROGRAM◾Ford launches FordInclusiveWorks pilot program to provide individuals who have autism with an opportunity to gain work experience at Ford|
◾Program kicks off June 1, and will provide work roles in Ford's product development organization
◾FordInclusiveWorks supports Ford's goal to contribute to a better world, making people's lives better and helping the communities in which the company operates
DEARBORN, Mich., May 25, 2016 – Ford Motor Company today announces it is collaborating wit....
|FORMIDABLE FORD FOCUS RS AND ITS ENGINEER CROWNED BY AUTOCAR◾Five-star car award for 'barmy and tremendously engaging' Focus RS|
◾Engineer of the Year accolade for Focus RS chief engineer Tyrone Johnson
Silverstone, Northants, 24 May, 2016 -- The Ford Focus RS now being delivered to first owners in the UK was lauded at tonight's Autocar Awards.
The third-generation Focus RS with all-wheel drive and 350PS 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine, achieving 0-62mph in 4.7sec and capable of 165mph, was recognised with a five-star rating by Autocar – ahe....
|ICONIC ESCORT NAMED BRITAIN'S FAVOURITE CLASSIC FORD◾Britain's favourite classic Fords are the Escort and Capri|
◾Celebrating icons ahead of Classic Ford Show
◾Major event for the Blue Ovals' finest takes place at Santa Pod, Sunday, June 5
The iconic Escort has been named the favourite Ford of all time by fans of the UK's best-selling car brand.
Launched in 1968, the Escort was sold in six generations and enjoyed an impressive 32-year production run, with the final hatchback model rolling off the production line at Halewood, Liverpool, in ....
|FORD SCORE HONESTJOHN HAT-TRICKBRENTWOOD, Essex, UK, May 19, 2016 – Ford claimed three accolades at the 2016 HonestJohn.co.uk reader awards. The UK's best-selling car, the Ford Fiesta, won Most Popular Small Hatchback; the dynamic Ford S-MAX collected Most Popular MPV and the iconic Ford Mustang declared the Most Popular Convertible.|
Most Popular Small Hatchback
Ford sells a new Fiesta in the UK every 60 seconds* and at the end of April 2016, it had topped the UK car sales leader board for 90 consecutive m....
|2016 FORD FIESTA NAMED AMONG ‘TOP 10 COOLEST NEW CARS UNDER $18,000' BY KELLEY BLUE BOOKDEARBORN, Mich., May 19, 2016 – Ford Fiesta is one of the Top 10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000 of 2016, according to Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com.|
This is the sixth time in seven years that KBB has named Fiesta to the list. The uniquely designed Ford Fiesta – starting from $14,090 (excludes destination and delivery) – shows that cool and affordable really can coexist. As one of America's most popular small cars, Fiesta offers customers a fun, dynamic car with nimble handling and a comfo....
|FORD TRANSIT, TRANSIT CONNECT, FLEX WIN VINCENTRIC BEST FLEET VALUE IN AMERICA AWARDSDEARBORN, Mich., May 19, 2016 – Ford Motor Company, led by the strength of its Transit van lineup, won seven Vincentric Best Fleet Value in America awards for 2016.|
The awards recognize vehicles that provide fleet customers with lowest total cost of ownership.
Ford vans were named best value for fleets in the following categories for the second consecutive year:
◾Full-size half-ton passenger van: Ford Transit 150 XL low-roof wagon
◾Full-size three-quarter-ton cargo van: Ford Trans....
|DRIVE MY CAR? FORD SURVEY SHOWS PEOPLE OPEN TO SHARING THEIR CAR, HOME, PHONE – EVEN THEIR DOG◾Most people would consider allowing others to drive their car for a fee, according to a new Ford-commissioned survey of more than 10,000 people across Europe|
◾The survey showed that up to 55 per cent would share their car for money, up to 44 per cent their home, up to 31 per cent their mobile phone, and up to 17 per cent their dog
◾Ford, which commissioned the survey to better understand attitudes toward the sharing economy, also found that up to 76 per cent would use a ride-share service, u....
|PRESERVING MOTHER EARTH: FORD FIRST AUTOMAKER TO USE CAPTURED CO2 TO DEVELOP FOAM AND PLASTIC FOR VEHICLES◾Ford is the first automaker to develop foams and plastics using captured carbon dioxide for its vehicle lineup; anticipated use includes seating and underhood applications|
◾ Foams formulated with up to 50 percent CO2-based polyols could reduce petroleum use by more than 600 million pounds annually
◾Ford researchers foresee the new materials going into production vehicles within five years; future goals include developing other plastic materials using captured carbon to help reduce further the....
|FORD MOTOR COMPANY FUND EXPANDS GLOBAL REACH WITH INNOVATIVE JOB TRAINING INVESTMENT IN SOUTH AFRICAPRETORIA, South Africa, May 17, 2016 – Ford Motor Company Fund today announced the creation of a new job training and entrepreneurial development center that will assist approximately 200 people a year, part of a five-year, $4 million investment in community building across the African continent.|
The new Ford Resource and Engagement Center, slated to open in October, will be located near Ford's Silverton Assembly Plant outside of Pretoria, South Africa. It is the second resource center....
|FORD GT WHEELS SHOWCASE ADVANTAGES OF CARBON-FIBRE◾All-new Ford GT will debut optional carbon-fibre wheels, offering new clear-coated, bare-carbon finish and extensive benefits of lightweighting|
◾Latest iteration of carbon-fibre wheels on Ford GT feature new advanced fibre and resin compounds that allow more intricately styled wheel options
◾Ford GT is the first Ford vehicle available in Europe to take advantage of carbon-fibre wheels
BRENTWOOD, Essex , May 17, 2016 – The carbon-fibre-bodied Ford GT will be available with an optiona....
|BILL FORD TO PARTICIPATE IN DETROIT STARTUP WEEKDETROIT, May 16, 2016 -- Detroit Startup Week, powered by Chase, will feature over 100 events with 2,500+ participants expected over five days. Marquee speakers include:|
◾Bill Ford, executive chairman, Ford Motor Company
◾ Jennifer Piepszak, CEO of Chase Business
◾Danielle Weisberg & Carly Zakin, co-founders, theSkimm
◾Tami Door, president and CEO, Downtown Denver Partnership and co-founder of Denver Startup Week™
◾Mike Duggan, mayor, city of Detroit
◾ Jason Mendelson, co-founder, ....
|FORD SALES IN EUROPE CONTINUE TO RISE IN APRIL; MUSTANG GERMANY'S NO.1 SPORTS CAR AMONG PRIVATE RETAIL BUYERS◾Ford's best April total vehicle sales since 2009; best passenger car sales since 2010; and best commercial vehicle sales since 1993*|
◾Ford sales in April rose 6.3% to 113,400 vehicles in the European 20 traditional markets*, and up 4.7% to 129,600 vehicles in its European 50 total markets**
◾Sales channels: 72% of Ford passenger car sales in higher value retail and fleet segments – 1 ppt better year-over-year, and 3 ppts above industry average
◾CVs: Ford is Europe's No.1 CV through the first....
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