Ford E-News - Oct. 27, 2010

Oct 27, 2010, 16:00 ET from Ford Motor Company

DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ --

Enhanced dynamics for all-new Ford Focus it's all about having the right shoes

Enthusiasts more concerned with clipping the apex of an off-camber decreasing-radius turn than with getting from point A to B will be delighted that the upcoming new Ford Focus is offered with a pair of optional handling packages. All Focus models start with specifically tuned electric power-assisted steering (EPAS), Control Blade independent rear suspension and torque vectoring control. The Focus SE Sport Package adds suspension upgrades and unique trim to its enthusiast-pleasing manual transmission. The Titanium Handling Package adds 18-inch wheels on summer performance tires.  more...

Angie Kozleski |  akozlesk@ford.com |  313.323.1984

Ford investing in Michigan to build fuel-efficient vehicles

Ford is making an $850 million investment in Michigan between 2011 and 2013 as part of the company's commitment to competitively grow its engineering and manufacturing employee base, upgrade its facilities in the state and further improve its vehicle fuel economy. Among other projects, Ford will expand manufacturing capabilities for new, fuel-efficient six-speed transmissions. The investment will generate up to 1,200 new full-time positions in manufacturing and engineering operations in Michigan by 2013.  more...

Marcey Evans |  mevans13@ford.com |  313.322.9211

Upgrades galore for Ford Mustang at SEMA show

Ford Mustang has shown what it is capable of from a production perspective this year, with new powertrain options throughout the lineup and introduction of the reinvented Boss 302, and now Mustang will show what aftermarket companies can achieve, too. Customized versions of Mustang will be on display at the 2010 SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show Nov. 2-5 in Las Vegas. A Mustang GT by Ford Vehicle Personalization uses a white and coral theme along with several Ford Custom Accessories items painted in liquid silver to give the car a look all its own. Other Mustangs show off themes such as breast cancer awareness and street warrior.  more...

Patrick Hespen |  phespen1@ford.com |  313.206.3902

Also starring at SEMA: Customized versions of Ford F-Series

Ford F-Series trucks have long been known for their definitive power and capability, but they're also admired for the versatility of the platform, which can be adapted to everything from off-roading to low-riding. At SEMA, the versatility of F-Series will again shine in the industry spotlight. F-Series trucks have not only been a major presence at the show, they have garnered three awards in the past five years including the Accessory-Friendly Truck design award. more...

Patrick Hespen |  phespen1@ford.com |  313.206.3902

Ford trucks, crossovers and technology honored in Texas

Ford's full line of trucks recently was named Truck Line of Texas by the Texas Auto Writers Association and industry-first MyFord Touch™ won for Outstanding Feature. Also winning top honors were the 2011 Ford Edge midsize crossover and 2011 Lincoln MKT full-size luxury crossover. Ford has the largest share of the light- and heavy-duty truck market in North America with 39 percent and growing, up 3.5 percentage points over last year. The all-new 2011 Ford Super Duty introduced earlier this year features all-new powertrains delivering best-in-class performance, capability and fuel economy. The new 2011 Ford F-150 arriving later this year also has all-new powertrains and will deliver best-in-class performance, capability and fuel economy.  more...

Anne Marie Gattari |  agattari@ford.com |  313.323.7809

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 163,000 employees and about 70 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. 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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