JUNE 16 FORD E-NEWS

JUNE 16 FORD E-NEWS

 
2011 Lincoln MKZ puts a fuel-efficient spin on luxury
It’s official! The new 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is the most fuel-efficient luxury sedan in America. With an EPA-certified 41 mpg rating in city driving and 36 mpg on the highway, Lincoln’s first-ever hybrid tops its closest competitor – the 2010 Lexus HS 250h – by 6 mpg. It also trumps the Lexus with more engine power, passenger room and segment-exclusive safety features. The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid also features the exclusive SmartGauge™ with EcoGuide instrument cluster that coaches drivers to drive more fuel efficiently and rewards them by growing leaves and apple blossoms. more…
Marisa Bradley | mbradl31@ford.com | 313-845-3971
 
Blue Oval on a green streak
Did you know Ford cut its global water use by more than 16 percent in 2009 and became the first automaker to join a global program to help establish a water disclosure protocol for companies around the world? That’s just one highlight in Ford’s 11th annual Sustainability Report released today. The 2009/2010 report, "Blueprint for Sustainability: The Future at Work," provides updates on the company’s progress in five key areas, including climate change, fuel economy, mobility, vehicle safety and human rights. more…
Dan Pierce | dpierc41@ford.com | 313-594-0949
 
Drift like the pros with new Mustang RTR package
Professional driver Vaughn Gittin Jr. knows what Mustangs can do – and he wanted to share that knowledge with Mustang enthusiasts who appreciate the car’s power and capability. Mustang RTR is Gittin Jr.’s vision for introducing a new generation of owners to Mustang, while catering to traditional Mustang enthusiasts. Ford Racing and Gittin Jr. developed the RTR package, which provides performance and appearance upgrades, to allow pony-car lovers to make the most of their driving experience. more…
Angie Kozleski | akozlesk@ford.com | 313-323-1984
 
Give your car the attention it deserves before you hit the road this summer
As summer driving season begins and Americans gear up to hit the road, packing the right clothes and adding music to the MP3 player is foremost on many minds. But how many travelers consider the condition of their cars when planning a trip? Whether heading out to a local lake or prepping for a cross-country expedition, Ford has tips that will help you focus on your vehicle now so you won’t have to worry about it along the way. more…
Said Deep | sdeep@ford.com | 313-594-0942
 
Verizon goes green with Ford E-250 cargo vans
Verizon will save 1.62 metric tons of CO2 a year by adding 501 Ford E-250 cargo vans upfitted with clean-burning compressed natural gas (CNG) engine packages to its fleet, versus conventional gasoline models. Verizon, a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services, purchased the vans as part of a company-wide sustainability effort to conserve energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to improved air quality. 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 176,000 employees and about 80 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford, Lincoln and Mercury, production of which has been announced by the company to be ending in the fourth quarter of 2010, and, until its sale, 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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