MAY 05 FORD E-NEWS

MAY 05 FORD E-NEWS

 
Fiesta on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ tonight
The Ford Fiesta is taking to late-night TV tonight to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. The cast of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" will show off just how much of a fiesta Ford’s newest small car can create, with show security guard Guillermo tapped to have some major fun with Fiesta after getting a very important message in his dream. This much we know: Guillermo’s plans include starting up a dance troupe and showing off his moves. Tune in tonight to find out where Fiesta takes Guillermo as this vision comes to life. more…
Angie Kozleski | akozlesk@ford.com | 313-323-1984
 
Unique DUB Edition Mustang takes to the streets
Doing something fresh with the most customized car in the world can be a challenge – but it’s a challenge that DUB magazine and Roush Industries are all about. The 2011 DUB Edition Mustang is a ride that brings, in the words of DUB co-founder Myles Kovacs, "a ton of hustle to the muscle." Based on the new 3.7-liter V-6 Mustang, the first production car ever to deliver 31 mpg highway and 305 horsepower, the DUB Mustang sports 20-inch TIS wheels and Pirelli tires, lowering springs, Roush body kit and DUB logos in the head restraints. more…
Angie Kozleski | akozlesk@ford.com | 313-323-1984
 
Ford Transit Connect provides fuel, carbon footprint savings for ADT
The world’s largest electronic security provider will replace nearly half of its North American fleet with the Ford Transit Connect, 2010 North American Truck of the Year. Plans call for a total of 3,000 vehicles, with the move expected to save ADT around $5.3 million in annual fuel costs and support its green initiatives. In addition to being more fuel efficient than larger commercial vans, Transit Connect also is more comfortable and convenient – important benefits since most of ADT’s technicians spend an average of 2,000 miles a month on the road. more…
Anne Marie Gattari | agattari@ford.com | 313-323-7809
 
First Transit Connect Taxi lands in Boston
Boston is the nation’s first municipality to approve the versatile new Transit Connect Taxi for cab use, paving the way for taxi owners to purchase the vehicle for their fleets. With its roomy, flexible interior, Transit Connect is perfectly suited for the job. And its standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder gas engine and automatic transmission delivers an estimated 30 percent improvement in fuel economy versus many traditional taxis. Transit Connect Taxi will also be available with a new engine prep package that allows conversion to both CNG and LPG. more…
Anne Marie Gattari | agattari@ford.com | 313-323-7809
 
Ford makes good on its pledge to double flex-fuel vehicles
In 2006 Ford said it would double the number of 2010 model year flex-fuel vehicles and now it’s delivering. Flex-fuel vehicles, which can run on E85, gasoline, or any mix of the two, are an excellent alternative for customers and can help reduce dependence on imported oil. Assuming incentives continue to encourage manufacturing, distribution and availability of renewable fuels, Ford is committed to expanding flex-fuel output to 50 percent of total 2012 model year production. more…
Dan Pierce | dpierc41@ford.com | 313-594-0949
 
Fiesta Movement agents make music for mission two
Fiesta Movement agents rocked out mission one and now they’re ready to take on their second, with teams joining up with local bands and radio stations to promote upcoming talent. Special events at local hot spots will complete the mission. Fiesta Movement’s first mission, "Fiesta Marks the Spot," created tons of buzz on social media channels about the murals the teams created, with the Houston and Dallas teams winning the mission. more…
Angie Kozleski | akozlesk@ford.com | 313-323-1984
 
Two Ford vehicles make Edmunds’ Best Family Cars
Parents magazine and Edmunds.com have joined forces to present the 15 Best Family Cars for 2010, and after judging hundreds of vehicles for performance, reliability, safety and family-friendly features, two Ford vehicles have made the grade. The Ford Fusion Hybrid – 2010 North American Car of the Year – was selected in the Hybrid category and Ford Flex was a top pick in the Big Car group. more…
 
New car, new campaign for 2011 Mustang
Make way for a new breed of steed as Ford launches an ad campaign designed to draw even more fans to the iconic Mustang brand. The 2011 Ford Mustang V-6 is not only fast, fun and affordable, it’s fuel efficient and technologically advanced too, with 11 class-exclusive features. Along with extensive digital advertising, social media, television commercials and grassroots events, the campaign also marks the return of the 5.0 in print ads around the tagline, "All Legend. No Compromise," highlighting Mustang’s amazing 412 horsepower and 26 mpg. more…
Angie Kozleski | akozlesk@ford.com | 313-323-1984
 
Battery-electric Transit Connect headed to Europe
Ford and Azure Dynamics are teaming up to deliver a battery-electric Transit Connect to customers in Europe, beginning in summer 2011. Azure will integrate its Force Drive™ battery-electric drivetrain into Transit Connect to support sale of zero-emission battery-electric models in select markets. Transit Connect, designed to meet the unique needs of small business operators, was first launched in Europe in 2002 and was introduced to North America in 2009. more…
Jennifer Moore | jmoor186@ford.com | 313-248-2335
 
Ford backs Silicon Valley innovation in Michigan
As part of Ford’s American Journey 2.0 initiative, students at the University of Michigan have defined a vision for the future. In a course titled "Cloud Computing in the Commute," students prototyped social networking and transportation apps to help drivers get where they want to go efficiently while having fun along the way. Caravan Track, the winning app, will get embedded in a Ford Fiesta to be driven by the student team on a socially networked road trip to Maker Faire, the world’s largest do-it-yourself ideas festival in San Mateo, Calif., May 22. more…
Alan Hall | ahall32@ford.com | 313-594-3744
 
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