Ford eNews - Aug. 10, 2011

Aug 10, 2011, 15:30 ET from Ford Motor Company

DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Here comes the sun

Ford and SunPower Corp. have teamed up to offer an industry-first solar panel system that will allow Focus Electric and C-MAX Energi owners to "Drive Green for Life" by providing them with enough clean, renewable energy to offset the electricity used to charge the car. These high-efficiency solar panels produce an average of 3,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity annually.  more...

Dan Pierce | dpierc41@ford.com | 313.594.0949

Mustang makes Sexy Car Buyer's Guide

Road & Travel Magazine has named the 2011 Ford Mustang Convertible – "pure muscle with peak performance" – to its 15th Annual Sexy Car Buyer's Guide. Unlike competitors, the "fresh and defiant as ever" Mustang has never been out of the spotlight, and the car "balances its impressive power with refined handling, road-hugging finesse and the coolest profile around."  more...

Octavio Navarro | onavarr1@ford.com | 313.845.2387

Two Ford vehicles earn spot on kbb.com Back-to-School list

Ford has a car and a truck on kbb.com's 2011 Top 10 Back-to-School Cars list, a mix of both new and used vehicles. Young drivers love the 2012 Focus, kbb says, because "it looks cool on the outside, modern on the inside, handles with more than a hint of sportiness and offers advanced audio and information technology." For those who subscribe to "bigger is better," the 2007 F-150 "boasts five-star NHTSA front crash ratings, beefy good looks and all the practical hauling and towing abilities afforded by a proper pickup truck."  more...

Octavio Navarro | onavarr1@ford.com | 313.845.2387

Two new V6 engines dominate F-150 sales

With its powerful and fuel-efficient 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6, the Ford F-150 EcoBoost® outsells all other competitive six-cylinder trucks combined. Another new F-150 engine – a 3.7-liter V6 – also outsells all other V6 engines in full-sized trucks from Chevrolet, GMC, Dodge and Toyota. Sales data from J.D. Power and Associates show both new Ford truck engines accounted for 79.5 percent market share of full-sized V6 trucks in July.  more...

Richard Truett | rtruett1@ford.com | 313.323.7045

2012 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 offers ultimate in performance, style

The 2012 Ford Harley-Davidson™ F-150 delivers on the custom cool design the lineup is known for, with new snakeskin leather interior accents and a stylized bodyside graphic. Also new are the wheel design and a White Platinum Tri-Coat premium paint color. Combine that with a standard 6.2-liter V8 engine and plenty of technology, and it delivers power, capability and style like no other.  more...

Richard Truett | rtruett1@ford.com | 313.323.7045

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.

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