MARCH 17 FORD E-NEWS

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MARCH 17 FORD E-NEWS

 
2011 Ford Mustang GT tops class with 26 mpg highway, 412 horsepower
The Ford Mustang makes fuel economy news for the second week in a row, and this time it’s the GT’s turn. Now, the Mustang team has managed to draw 412 horsepower out of the new 5.0-liter V-8 while returning 26 mpg highway for the GT when equipped with the new six-speed manual transmission. Sound impressive? It should; that number is best-in-class, proving again the 2011 Mustang is a no-compromises sports car regardless of which drivetrain buyers choose. more…
Angie Kozleski | akozlesk@ford.com | 313-323-1984
 
All-new purpose-built Police Interceptor set to take the heat
Ford revealed its all-new, purpose-built Police Interceptor, built to exceed the performance, fuel economy and safety of the industry’s leading police car – Ford’s own Crown Victoria. The new sedan, packed with state-of-the-art powertrain and options along with a multitude of safety features, will be offered without interruption when the Crown Victoria Police Interceptor ceases production in late 2011. more…
Marisa Bradley | mbradl31@ford.com | 313-845-3971
 
Never underestimate the purchasing power of women
Women may still be considered the fairer sex, but they’re no delicate flowers. In fact, as the National Women’s History Project sponsors its 30th Women’s History Month, Ford takes special note of women’s ever-changing role in today’s society. Not only are women becoming a stronger, assertive presence in times of global change, but they hold a purchasing punch that can’t be denied. Consider this: Statistics show women are directly responsible for 45 to 50 percent of all new vehicles purchased in the U.S. and they have a direct influence on up to 80 percent of vehicles they don’t purchase themselves. more…
Kristen Kinley | kkinley@ford.com | 313-337-2786
 
Ford debunks longstanding maintenance myths
Still getting the oil changed every 3,000 miles? Always heard it’s best to buy gas in the morning? These little snippets of advice have been around for years. But the problem is, some of them are outdated and others are just plain wrong. Ford knows that when it comes to vehicle maintenance, even making small changes can save money, and these days, every penny counts. So get the facts. more…
Said Deep | sdeep@ford.com | 313-594-0942
 
2011 Ford Super Duty Power Stroke: Celebrating clean diesel
The all-new 2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty delivers best-in-class torque, horsepower, towing and payload capability – and it does it all more efficiently, resulting in less fuel usage and extended maintenance intervals that can translate directly into bottom-line savings for customers. Along with its best-in-class towing and payload, the Ford-designed, Ford-engineered and Ford-built 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 turbo-diesel engine also produces best-in-class 735 ft.-lb. of torque at 1,600 rpm and 390 horsepower at 2,800 rpm. more…

With National Biodiesel Day being celebrated March 18, the birthday of engine inventor Rudolf Diesel, it’s especially noteworthy that the all-new 6.7-liter Power Stroke also boasts unsurpassed B20 compatibility. Diesel engines account for 65 percent of Super Duty sales, and biodiesel – derived from renewable energy sources and feedstocks such as vegetable oils and animal fats – promises to give customers even more flexibility in fueling options. This is especially vital in the agricultural segment, where biodegradable fuel is often the preferred choice. more…

Anne Marie Gattari | agattari@ford.com | 313-323-7809
 
Kraft Foods turns to Ford for fleet needs
When Kraft Foods – the world’s second-largest food company – was looking for a vehicle that would best suit the needs of its 2,500-member national sales staff, the 2010 Ford Fusion came out on top. The Fusion’s four-cylinder engine helps the company reduce fuel use and CO2 emissions and Kraft employees like the midsize sedan’s comfortable, spacious interior and attractive exterior design. Fleet customers like Kraft are giving Ford more consideration because they’re watching costs carefully, and they know Ford’s residual values, fuel economy and quality have improved significantly. For 2009, Ford’s share of commercial and government fleets was the highest of any vehicle manufacturer, with F-Series trucks, E-Series vans, Focus, Fusion and Escape as top sellers. more…
Anne Marie Gattari | agattari@ford.com | 313-323-7809
 
American Idols create customized Fiestas
The top 12 American Idols are getting personal with the new 2011 Fiesta as Ford adds another dimension to its sponsorship of the hit TV show. During Season 9, each of the top 12 contestants will have the opportunity to work with Ford designers and create their own customized Fiesta, using custom body graphics, wheel treatments and other accessories to transform the vehicle. A video highlighting the new integration will play on tonight’s episode of "American Idol." Fans can enter the Ford Music Video Challenge weekly for a chance to win one of the vehicles and a trip to the set of a Ford Music Video shoot or the grand prize, which includes one of the vehicles and tickets to the finale. more…
Marisa Bradley | mbradl31@ford.com | 313-845-3971
 
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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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