Ford eNews -- June 5, 2013

Jun 05, 2013, 15:30 ET from Ford Motor Company

DEARBORN, Mich., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 

Got torque? Ford's award-winning 1.0-liter EcoBoost does, and then some
Ford's ultra-fuel-efficient and spirited 1.0-liter EcoBoost® engine has been named 2013 International Engine of the Year, marking the second straight year Ford's acclaimed three-cylinder has taken home this coveted award. For an illustration showing how the twisting force of the 1.0-liter EcoBoost stands up to some unsuspecting challengers, click here.

Mark Schirmer | | 313.390.8647

Ford sees its best sales results in eight years
Ford Motor Company's U.S. sales grew 14 percent in May – with cars up 9 percent, utilities up 15 percent and trucks up 18 percent. Ford Fusion, Escape and Lincoln MKZ are on a record-setting pace. Retail sales increased 17 percent, marking the best retail sales results for the month since 2005.  more...

Erich Merkle | | 313.806.4562

TechShop and Ford celebrate one year of innovation
Last spring Ford helped bring TechShop – the DIY workshop and fabrication studio – to Detroit, with the goal of helping to foster even more innovation. TechShop offers members a chance to tinker and test out new ideas with equipment on site. Now, one year later, the move has contributed to a 50 percent increase in patentable ideas by Ford employees.  more…

Craig Daitch | | 313.594.7903

Ford hosts EcoBoost Challenge
Ford is going up against the competition head-on, inviting customers to put its popular EcoBoost-powered vehicles to the test in 13 cities across the country. The Ford EcoBoost Challenge will allow customers to compare the new Fusion and Escape against the competition, experiencing how EcoBoost delivers unparalleled fuel economy and power. Customers will also get the opportunity to test the hot new Fiesta ST five-door hatch.  more…

Aaron Miller | | 313.845.4467

Ford/AAA competition helps develop future automotive technicians
One hundred of the nation's best young automotive minds are converging on the Motor City to compete for the title of top high school technicians in the country at the 64th Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills Competition National Finals, June 9-11.  more...

Elizabeth Weigandt | | 313.845.4147

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