Ford eNews - Aug. 31, 2011

DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Ford, Zipcar bring convenience and cost savings to students

Ford and Zipcar announced a strategic agreement establishing Ford as Zipcar's largest university vehicle partner, reaching students at more than 250 U.S. campuses. The first-of-its-kind, two-year agreement introduces a new generation of drivers to Ford, with the highly fuel-efficient Focus and Escape arriving on campuses this week. Zipcar, the world's leading car-sharing network, will add up to 1,000 Fords to the program.  more...

Angie Kozleski | akozlesk@ford.com | 313.323.1984

Ford Evos Concept for Frankfurt Motor Show is ultimate design, tech vision

Making its global debut at Frankfurt, the dramatic Ford Evos Concept represents the ultimate expression of Ford's global design language, and explores key future powertrain and vehicle technologies. The new design DNA provides Ford's worldwide teams with a common framework to guide the creation of new products to shape a coherent family of distinctive vehicles for customers globally.  more...

Mark Schirmer | mschirme@ford.com | 313.390.8647

Ken Block's Gymkhana FOUR Ford Fiesta goes high-tech with SYNC

In the WRC or in his Gymkhana FOUR video on YouTube, Ken Block is ahead of the curve. Now, Block and the Monster World Rally team are on the leading edge of technology as their H.F.H.V. Fiesta is equipped with Ford SYNC®. Block's Fiesta is the first competition-ready car armed with SYNC, which allows him to enjoy award-winning in-car connectivity and communications features including hands-free, voice-activated calling and the ability to play his favorite music via Pandora.  more...

Alan Hall | ahall32@ford.com | 313.594.3744

Ford gives consumers a green heads-up with new soy foam head restraints

Ford and Lear have introduced a new head restraint foam that has 25 percent of the polyol replaced with soy. Seventy-five percent of Ford's North American vehicles feature bio-foam in the head restraints, including F-150, Taurus, Explorer and Fusion. All Ford Motor Company vehicles built in North America use bio-foam in the seat cushions and backs, resulting in a significant reduction of petroleum-based foam for greener Ford products.  more...

Dan Pierce | dpierc41@ford.com | 313.594.0949

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F), a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 166,000 employees and about 70 plants worldwide, the company's automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford's products, please visit www.ford.com.

SOURCE Ford Motor Company



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