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2011 Ford Edge: A new era in driver connectivity
Introduced at the Chicago Auto Show, the 2011 Ford Edge and Edge Sport redefine a midcycle refresh. With three new engines and two new transmissions, the new Edge now gives customers more choices than ever. With industry-exclusive MyFord Touch™ driver connect technology, the 2011 Ford Edge brings a whole new approach to how drivers interact with media and vehicle technology and complements the all-new interior. The modern, flowing exterior design embraces Ford DNA, with the signature grille, bodyside brightwork, new treatment for the taillamps and new exhaust tips all combining to enhance the visual presence of the new Ford Edge. more…
Jay Ward | jward32@ford.com | 313-845-2387
Want your fleet to go green? Get connected!
Because they typically travel short, predictable routes in urban and suburban settings and have a central location for daily recharging, fleet operators are among the early adopters of electric vehicles. Well, Ford has what may be the ultimate gas-free electric vehicle – the zero-emissions 2011 Transit Connect Electric, going into production later this year with a Force Drive™ electric powertrain manufactured and integrated by Azure Dynamics. Also going into production is the 2011 Transit Connect Taxi, which will help taxi operators make use of renewable biofuels. Ford will introduce engine prep packages on all Transit Connect models, which will allow for conversion to efficient, clean-burning compressed natural gas or propane. more…
Anne Marie Gattari | agattari@ford.com | 313-323-7809
2011 Ford Shelby GT500 – ready to hit the racetrack
The Ford Shelby GT500 kicks performance up a few notches for 2011, with an all-new aluminum-block engine that produces 550 hp and 510 ft.-lb. of torque. Taking a cue from the aerospace industry, the new engine uses Plasma Transferred Wire Arc liner coating, which replaces the cast-iron liners typically used in aluminum blocks. Fuel economy is improved due to the lighter engine and aerodynamic enhancements. The new GT500 offers better steering and handling precision, and an optional SVT Performance Package complete with Shelby GT500-exclusive tires, unique styling, lighter wheels, a higher rear axle ratio and stiffer springs. more…
Patrick Hespen | phespen1@ford.com | 313-206-3902
Ford teams up with PBS to honor African Americans
Ford Motor Company is helping to tell the untold story of African Americans in the military as part of a partnership with PBS with the airing of "For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots." Premiering on most Public Broadcasting System stations nationwide throughout February, this documentary television series salutes African American service men and women and reveres their dedication to the U.S. military. The partnership comes as Ford also hosts its Annual Black History Month Celebration in Detroit on Friday, Feb. 19. more…
Michelle Matthews | mmatth64@ford.com | 313-845-1007
2011 Super Duty put to the extreme test
Whether it’s the swamps of Florida, the frigid conditions of Wyoming, or the tough heat of Texas construction sites, the 2011 Ford Super Duty can handle it all. Commercial businesses around the country were given preproduction models for customer research, and the trucks were received with rave reviews. The 2011 Super Duty comes with the all-new Ford-designed and Ford-built 6.7-liter Power Stroke® V-8 turbocharged diesel engine and 6R140 heavy-duty TorqShift® six-speed transmission. more…
Anne Marie Gattari | agattari@ford.com | 313-323-7809
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About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 198,000 employees and about 90 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Volvo. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford’s products, please visit www.ford.com.

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