MARCH 03 FORD E-NEWS

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MARCH 03 FORD E-NEWS

 
Ford strengthens powertrain lineup with substantial investment in Cleveland Plant
Further proof of Ford’s commitment to providing class-leading fuel efficiency with every vehicle it sells comes in the $155 million investment and addition of 60 jobs to its Cleveland Engine Plant No. 1. The investment supports the new fuel-efficient 3.7-liter V-6 engine for the 2011 Mustang. The new Mustang engine is one of nine new or upgraded engines or transmissions for 2011 model Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles. The Cleveland plant upgrade makes for a $1.8 billion investment and 1,260 jobs in North American powertrain engineering and facilities in support of 2011 vehicle launches – and there’s more to come. more…
Richard Truett | rtruett1@ford.com | 313-323-7085
 
2011 Mustangs off to a roaring start
The new 2011 Mustang has rung up three times more orders than the 2010 model in the first month of the order banks being open thanks to all-new powertrains. Half of all orders are for the car’s class-leading 30-mpg 3.7-liter V-6 engine that also delivers 305 horsepower. And enthusiasts are going for cars with a special touch. The first-ever Mustang Club of America Special Edition package has generated three times more orders than anticipated, with take-rates on the California Special triple the expected rates. The packages are available on both Mustang V-6 and GT models. more…
Angie Kozleski | akozlesk@ford.com | 313-323-1984
 
2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty the leader in capability, fuel economy
The most capable heavy-duty pickup in America – the 2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty – just so happens also to be the most powerful and least thirsty. The all-new Ford-engineered, Ford-designed and Ford-built 6.7-liter Power Stroke® V-8 turbo-diesel has best-in-class torque of 735 ft.-lb., best-in-class horsepower of 390 and best-in-class fuel economy. The all-new 6.2-liter V-8 gas engine is also best-in-class, boasting 385 horsepower and 405 ft.-lb. of torque while delivering class-leading fuel economy and E85 compatibility. The all-new 2011 F-Series Super Duty has class-leading towing capability of 26,400 pounds on chassis cabs and 24,400 pounds on pickups, and best-in-class payload capability of 12,711 pounds on chassis cabs and 6,520 pounds on pickups. more…
Anne Marie Gattari | agattari@ford.com | 313-323-7809
 
Fiesta Movement Chapter 2 rolls out
The Fiesta Movement is changing things up for round two, and bringing 40 new agents in on the action. Twenty teams comprised of two agents each will redefine the way Fiesta is brought to market by interacting with consumers both online and offline while bringing the Fiesta into their communities. The agents will complete a series of missions where they compete in challenges locally that leverage the best of their communities, opening the discussion about Fiesta through social media and beyond. One mission is called "Show the World UR Personality," where agents will design their Fiesta wrap and have their personalized Fiesta delivered. The best wrap, as voted on by fans, will later be available for consumers. more…
Angie Kozleski | akozlesk@ford.com | 313-323-1984
 
Five years going strong, with energy to spare
Ford’s actions to reduce the amount of energy used to manufacture vehicles and support its U.S. operations have earned it the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s coveted 2010 ENERGY STAR Award for the fifth consecutive year. The 2010 ENERGY STAR Award for Sustained Excellence recognizes Ford’s continued leadership and commitment to protecting the environment through energy efficiency. In 2009, Ford improved energy efficiency in the U.S. by 4.6 percent resulting in savings of approximately $15 million. Since 2000, Ford’s U.S. facilities have improved energy efficiency by more than 30 percent, which is equal to the energy consumed by more than 110,000 homes annually. more…
Jennifer Moore | jmoor186@ford.com | 313-248-2335
 
Less travel hassle with Ford navigation routing
Drivers hitting the road in new 2011 Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles will find a surprise awaiting them in the form of their voice-activated navigation system’s high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane guidance. The new feature, first available on 2011 Mustang, can tap into nearly 2,500 miles of HOV carpool routes on highways and interstates to help drivers get where they need to go more quickly and with less hassle. A white diamond icon illuminated on the map during route selection lets drivers know the routes include HOV lanes. more…
Alan Hall | ahall32@ford.com | 313-594-3744
 
Ford Fiesta rules in 100 Acre Wood Rally
The all-new Ford Fiesta proved it’s more than just fun to drive – it’s fast and reliable too. Ken Block powered the Monster Energy Drink Fiesta to a 2010 Rally America 100 Acre Wood Rally win, the fifth straight win for Block there. The win is the first for Fiesta in a North American stage rally and the first for Fiesta in Rally America competition. The all-new Fiesta goes on sale this summer with an expressive, vibrant design that will redefine U.S. small car customers’ expectations. more…
Brent Maurer | bmaurer@pcgcampbell.com | 313-203-7185
 
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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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