FEBRUARY 24 FORD E-NEWS

FEBRUARY 24 FORD E-NEWS

 
F-150 SVT Raptor orders speed past expectations
The Ford F-150 SVT Raptor continues to take enthusiasts on a wild ride. Already, more than 5,300 orders have been placed for the new high-speed off-road performance truck. The biggest markets are in the Southwest and Texas, with strong interest also coming from Tennessee, Michigan, Colorado and Georgia. Black is the most popular color, and options such as the luxury package, moonroof and reverse camera all have take-rates of more than 79 percent. The order bank for the all-new 411-hp 6.2-liter V-8 is open, with production beginning this spring. more…
Patrick Hespen | phespen1@ford.com | 313-206-3902
 
Breathe easier with new Ford cabin air filters
Ford is making a small change that could make a big difference for allergy sufferers, in the form of cabin air filters. The filters installed in the 2010 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan and Lincoln MKZ are allergen-rated to remove pollen, mold spores and other airborne irritants from outside air, resulting in a cleaner, fresher cabin for occupants. The new filters will also be used on many new products, including the Fiesta, which goes on sale in North America this summer. more…
Said Deep | sdeep@ford.com | 313-594-0942
 
Lincoln MKT earns top safety ratings; adds to Ford’s safety leadership
The 2010 Lincoln MKT is attracting customers with its array of standard and optional crash-protection, crash-avoidance and driver-awareness features in addition to distinctive design, interior spaciousness, craftsmanship and fuel economy. The fact that Lincoln MKT recently earned top crash test ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety only adds to its appeal. Ford Motor Company has more Top Safety Pick ratings and more U.S. government five-star ratings than any other manufacturer. more…
Wes Sherwood | wsherwoo@ford.com | 313-390-5660
 
Ford named one of Fast Company‘s top 10 ‘Most Innovative’ companies
Sharing ranks with Amazon, Apple and Google, Ford was named to Fast Company Magazine’s top 10 list of the "Most Innovative" companies in mobile technology. Ford is the first automaker ever to be featured on the list, and was recognized for its industry-leading mobile device connectivity technology, SYNC®, and the new MyFord Touch™ driver interface, which promises to redefine the in-car experience. Ford is continuing to enhance the driving experience and add value for the consumer, and this recognition is further proof of its success. more…
Marisa Bradley | mbradl31@ford.com | 313-845-3971
 
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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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