Ford eNews - April 4, 2012

Apr 04, 2012, 15:30 ET from Ford Motor Company

DEARBORN, Mich., April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Ford Fusion Auto Start-Stop delivers thousands in fuel savings

The brand-new Ford Fusion is the first non-hybrid midsize sedan available with Auto Start-Stop, with the technology offered in the U.S. for only $295. Auto Start-Stop saves fuel when the car is standing and running at idle. Savings vary depending on driving patterns, but owners who spend the most time in heavy urban areas and city traffic will benefit the most – up to 10 percent.  more...

Said Deep | | 313.594.0942

Ford, dealers working to raise record-setting $1 million

Ford is partnering with its dealers across the U.S. to offer the Drive One 4 UR School program, an initiative that allows dealers to work with local high schools to schedule test drive fundraising events. In April, they will attempt to raise a record-setting $1 million in a single month to benefit school programs in need of funding.  more...

Elizabeth Weigandt | | 313.845.4147

Louisville prepares to build 2013 Escape in simulated factory

Team members at Louisville Assembly Plant are committed to achieving top quality levels when they begin producing the 2013 Escape later this month. That's why they're spending time preparing for their jobs in a simulated factory, learning about the revamped plant's new tools and operating processes.  more...

Marcey Evans | | 313.322.9211

Ford customer service expanding its reach through social media

Ford Customer Service Division is reaching a new audience by expanding its service to social media; agents now proactively review thousands of comments a week on auto enthusiast forums, message boards, Ford Facebook walls and Twitter.  more...

Craig Daitch| | 313.594.7903

Ford Taurus SHO hits the silver screen

The new 2013 Ford Taurus SHO will shine alongside the cast of the movie, "Think Like a Man," based on Steve Harvey's best-selling book. The film opens in theaters April 20.  more...

Michelle Alexander | | 313.845.1007

'Escape Routes' brings mobile social games to life

Ford and social game service provider Zynga have teamed up to make mobile social gaming life-size with a new reality show that features the all-new Ford Escape. "Escape Routes" airs on Saturdays on NBC.  more...

Angie Kozleski | | 313.323.1984

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