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|FORD FURTHER REDUCING WATER USAGE IN VEHICLE PRODUCTION; SETS GOAL TO USE ZERO DRINKING WATER IN MANUFACTURINGFord Further Reducing Water Usage in Vehicle Production; Sets Long-Term Goal to Use Zero Drinking Water in Manufacturing|
◾By 2020, Ford plans to further reduce water usage in vehicle manufacturing. By that time, per-vehicle water usage to have declined 72 percent, when compared to 2000
◾This is the next step in the company's new long-term water conservation plan. Ford now aims to use no drinking water in manufacturing processes
◾Ford has saved 377 billion litres of water from 2000 to 2....
|FORD KEEPS CUSTOMERS ON THE ROAD WITH WINTER TYRE AND ‘HOTEL' STORAGE OFFERSBRENTWOOD, Essex, 20 October, 2016 – Ford's new winter tyre offer aims to keep customers mobile during the UK's coldest season – while resolving the inconvenience of swapping and storing tyres.|
This includes high performance cars, such as the all-new Ford Focus RS and Mustang, as well as SUVs including Ford Edge and Kuga.
A legal requirement in some European countries, winter tyres outperform summer tyres in temperatures below 7deg C across all weather conditions. They reduce brakin....
|FORD TAKES EMPHATIC 1-2 VICTORY IN JAPAN◾First Ford GT victory for WEC-entered Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Team|
◾#67 Ford GT of Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell wins the 6 Hours of Fuji
◾Sister #66 Ford GT of Stefan Mücke and Olivier Pla finishes close behind in second place
FUJI, Japan, Oct. 16, 2016 – The WEC-entered Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GTs found their spiritual home in Japan today, taking both first and second place at the '6 Hours of Fuji'. The two Ford GTs battled hard throughout the race, held in the foothills....
|AMERICANS CARRY AROUND SO MANY ELECTRONIC DEVICES THAT FORD HAD TO RETHINK THE CAR INTERIOR◾Roughly one in three Americans now own a smartphone, a computer and a tablet – a 140 percent increase over the last three years, according to Pew Research Center¹. This sharp increase drove a 59-percent storage increase in 2017 Ford Fusion over the previous model|
◾Most of the newly added space in the Fusion cabin is achieved through the addition of a sleek, low-profile rotary gear shift dial that gives the console a more open feel
◾Other ergonomic enhancements include better visibility of the....
|MOULDING A MORE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE: HOW FORD RECYCLES CLAY TO REDUCE LANDFILL WASTE◾Ford continues to improve sustainability in every part of the business, recycling nearly 2,300kg of car modelling clay last year – or enough to create up to three full-size clay vehicle models|
◾Ford has been using a proprietary clay recycling machine to recover and reprocess more than nine tonnes of clay in the past five years
◾Full-size clay modeling remains a crucial part of the Ford design process, enabling engineers and designers to identify issues that are not apparent on digital or smal....
|ALL-NEW 2017 FORD F-SERIES SUPER DUTY EARNS 13TH 'TRUCK OF TEXAS' AWARD AT ANNUAL TAWA TEXAS TRUCK RODEO◾2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty – the toughest, smartest, most capable Super Duty ever – is named 'Truck of Texas,' the most prestigious award presented by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) at its annual Texas Truck Rodeo|
◾All-new 2017 Ford Super Duty also named segment winner, 'Heavy Duty Pickup Truck'
◾'Best Powertrain' award given to the 2017 Ford F-150 with all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine paired exclusively with the first volume-production 10-speed automatic transmission
|NEW REPORT FUNDED BY FORD SPOTLIGHTS DECREASE IN TEEN DEATHS SINCE 2004 BUT STILL SHOWS RISKS FOR OLDER TEENSIn advance of National Teen Driver Safety Week (Oct. 16-22), a new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), funded by a grant from the Ford Motor Company fund, shows that while much progress has been made in reducing teen driver-involved traffic crashes and deaths over the past decade, teens drivers are still 1.6 times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than their adult counterparts and teen-involved fatal crashes increased by 10 percent in 2015.|
The report also r....
|FORD GROWS IN CHINA WITH 24% SALES RISE IN SEPTEMBER; EDGE, MUSTANG, AND FOCUS SPARK RECORD DEMAND◾Ford Motor Company year-to-date sales in China total 879,559 vehicles, up 11 percent; Ford sales in China rise 24 percent in September|
◾Changan Ford Automobile year-to-date sales total 663,282 vehicles, up 14 percent; 84,335 vehicles in September, up 25 percent
◾Jiangling Motor Corp. year-to-date sales total 182,629 vehicles; 23,416 vehicles in September, up 28 percent
◾Mustang year-to-date sales total 2,348, up 38 percent
◾Lincoln year-to-date sales in China total 20,996 vehicles, up 191 p....
|FORD PERFORMANCE POWER PACKAGES NOW AVAILABLE FOR ECOBOOST- AND V8-EQUIPPED MUSTANGS◾Ford Performance is now offering performance-enhancing, warranty-friendly, 50-state-compliant calibrations for 2015 and newer EcoBoost®-equipped Mustang and V8-powered Mustang GT|
◾Ford Performance calibration kit for the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine boosts peak torque 70 lb.-ft., along with an additional 25 horsepower
◾Three different performance packages are now available for Mustang GT, providing up to 472 horsepower along with a redline bump and no-lift-shift capability
|FORD ISSUES TWO SAFETY COMPLIANCE RECALLS IN NORTH AMERICADEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 11, 2016 – Ford Motor Company is issuing two safety compliance recalls in North America. Details are as follows:|
Ford issues safety compliance recall for certain 2017 Lincoln Continental vehicles for headlamp assemblies
Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall for approximately 1,900 2017 Lincoln Continental vehicles to inspect and, if necessary, replace headlamp assemblies. In affected vehicles, HID headlamps may have been misbuilt with LED lenses that ....
|FORD FUND INVESTS $5 MILLION IN DETROIT NEIGHBORHOOD WITH INNOVATIVE COMMUNITY CENTER, EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES◾Ford Motor Company Fund is investing in Detroit's future by expanding its unique community center concept to a neighborhood school|
◾New Ford Resource and Engagement Center will open the doors to basic needs, economic growth and quality of life opportunities to make people's lives better
◾Ford Fund is committed to the future prosperity of Detroit and southeast Michigan – expanding its leadership role in the region with a $5 million investment
DETROIT, Oct. 10, 2016 – Ford Motor Com....
|FORD GT TO MAKE JAPANESE DEBUT THIS WEEKEND◾First appearance in Japan for Ford's all-new ultra-high-performance supercar|
◾#67 Ford GT to be raced by Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell
FUJI, Japan, Oct. 10, 2016 – The Ford GT will make its first ever appearance in Japan this weekend when the two Ford Chip Ganassi Racing GTs compete in Round Seven of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Fuji Speedway.
The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship concluded recently with the #67 Ford GT taking the runner up spot in the driver's....
|FORD GALAXY FLIES OFF UK'S USED FORECOURTS QUICKEST IN SEPTEMBERBRENTWOOD, Essex, 10 October, 2016 – The 2012 Ford Galaxy has been crowned the UK's fastest selling used car in September, according to independent research conducted by leading car site, AutoTrader.|
The 2012 Ford Galaxy, with diesel engine and automatic transmission, took just 12 days to sell, four days clear of its nearest rival. The AutoTrader data also shows the Ford Kuga was seventh fastest used car to leave UK showrooms, while in four of the UK regions a Ford used model was quick....
|FORD MOTOR COMPANY FUND AND FIRST BOOK TO DONATE 10,000 NEW BOOKS TO DETROIT SCHOOLS TO PROMOTE LITERACY◾Ford Motor Company Fund in collaboration with First Book to donate 10,000 new books to Detroit Public Schools to promote literacy at an early age|
◾Sixty-five students to participate in motivational reading activities joined by former professional boxer and children's book author Oscar De La Hoya
◾Ford Motor Company and Ford Motor Company Fund have invested more than $161 million over 10 years in southeast Michigan
DETROIT, Oct. 6, 2016 – Ford Motor Company Fund is bringing the Ford ....
|MORE MILES PER GALLON: FORD F-150 FUEL ECONOMY IMPROVES WITH ALL-NEW ECOBOOST ENGINE AND 10-SPEED TRANSMISSION◾Thanks to its all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine paired exclusively with the first volume-production 10-speed automatic transmission available from any automaker, 2017 Ford F-150 sees improvement in all three EPA fuel economy label estimates – city, highway and combined ratings – by 1 mpg over 2016 F-150; 4x4 model improves by 2 mpg combined|
◾Second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 produces 375 horsepower and segment-best 470 lb.-ft. of torque – a gain of 10 horsepower and 50 lb.-ft. over firs....
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