Ford eNews - Feb. 29, 2012

Feb 29, 2012, 15:30 ET from Ford Motor Company

DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Ford is next-generation vehicle of choice for law enforcement
The city of Chicago will buy 500 Ford Police Interceptors, the largest commitment to date for the all-new sedans and utility vehicles. The Police Interceptor started production at the company's Chicago Assembly Plant last month, adding 230 jobs at the facility with additional manufacturing and support jobs expected.  more...

Mike Moran | | 202.962.5416

Ford Focus sales are hot
Ford Focus sales are on pace to double in February, giving the car its best sales performance in more than a decade. Customer demand for the Focus Titanium with five-speed manual pushed Ford to offer that trim package and transmission as a new combination, with demand for the five-speed running much higher than expected.  more...

Octavio Navarro | | 313.845.2387

Focus named 'Most Connected' car
When it comes to small car connectivity, Ford Focus scores big, as the editors at Connected World magazine cite SYNC® and MyFord Touch® as the primary reasons for presenting Focus with its Connected Car of the Year 2012 award.  more...

Octavio Navarro | | 313.845.2387

Distinctive Ford Flex among the best vehicles for families
The Ford Flex has been named to the Kelley Blue Book 10 Best Family Cars of 2012 list. Editors say the appealing Flex – with three rows of seating and plenty of opt-up possibilities such as all-wheel drive, EcoBoost® and console fridge – is rare enough "to let you maintain a degree of exclusivity in neighborhoods glutted with minivans and crossover SUVs." Click here to read the full release.

Color inside a car does more than look pretty – it also can keep you alert
The lighting in the all-new Ford Fusion does more than simply illuminate – it works with the overall design of the car to create a balance that reduces eye strain and optimizes driver-vehicle interaction. Ford researchers developed a specialized ambient lighting palette for Fusion that includes an ice-blue shade that helps keep drivers and passengers more alert. It also makes it easier for a driver to absorb all the other messages coming from inside the vehicle.  more...

Francesca Montini | | 313.845.0508

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