DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Ford's Driving Skills for Life expands into 15 states, invests $1 million
In a major expansion of Ford Driving Skills for Life, teens in 15 states will learn proper driving skills through hands-on driving clinics with professional drivers in their own high school parking lots. The additional $1 million investment gives more students the chance to take part in the program that offers web training, contests and other interactive tools to teach new drivers safe driving skills. more...
Della DePietro | email@example.com | 313.720.8095
Teeter-totter demonstrates Explorer capabilities at Chicago Auto Show
Chicago Auto Show visitors to the Ford stand have the opportunity to ride in a new Ford Explorer as it navigates a teeter-totter to demonstrate the capabilities of its Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System™. This unique, dynamic display allows show-goers to ride along with a professional driver as Explorer drives through deep sand before ascending the teeter-totter ramp. Passengers will be thrilled as the vehicle's nose points to the ceiling approaching a 22 percent grade. As Explorer descends the ramp, Hill Descent Control™ adds driver control and confidence. more...
Jason Teitler | firstname.lastname@example.org | 212.614.4240
All-new Explorer takes consumers where they want to go
If you had an all-new Ford Explorer for a week, what would you do and where would you go? This lays the groundwork for the new "Go. Do. Adventures" program inviting consumers to suggest how they would use an Explorer to create their own unique adventure. Consumers can submit ideas in the form of essays, photos and videos through several websites including Facebook. Ford will select the most unique responses to be brought to life with the all-new Ford Explorer. more...
Jason Teitler | email@example.com | 212.614.4240
Focus Rally: America jump-starts in Miami
Focus Rally: America has launched into high gear as the six rally teams kicked off their adventure in Miami; viewers can check out the action in video webisodes on Hulu. The Focus rally took center stage during the "Focus Rally: America Pre-Kick" on Super Bowl Sunday, with two spots that invited viewers to participate in Ford's social media campaign. Focus Rally: America will take audience interactivity to a new level, with social media elements that allow viewers to not only follow along in real time but to participate virtually in challenges and even impact how the rally plays out. more...
Angie Kozleski | firstname.lastname@example.org | 313.323.1984
2011 Super Duty regains towing leadership
The 2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty now has the highest conventional tow ratings across the board. Production is under way on F-350 and F-450 dual-rear-wheel models with the award-winning 6.7-liter Power Stroke® V8 turbocharged diesel that now include more higher-strength steel in the frame and hitch. These pickups can tow up to 17,500 pounds – 1,000 pounds more than the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 4x2 and 500 pounds more than Silverado and Sierra 4x4. Super Duty's customer satisfaction score is 83 percent, the best in the industry for heavy-duty pickups. more...
Anne Marie Gattari | email@example.com | 313.323.7809
Focus Electric consumer test rides double as learning experience for engineers
The "Living Electric" display at the 2011 North American International Auto Show wasn't just an opportunity for visitors to ride in an electric vehicle – it also was a time for Ford engineers to learn more about the all-new Focus Electric. An onboard data acquisition system was connected to the car computer, where critical information on what was happening while the vehicle was running or charging could be transmitted. Ford engineers were then able to go online and pull up data via a website to monitor information about the vehicle at the same time customers were riding in it. more...
Dan Pierce | firstname.lastname@example.org | 313.594.0949
Order your piece of Ford culture with new images website
Thousands of images dating to the earliest days of Ford Motor Company are being hauled out of the Ford archives and licensed for sale for the first time. FordImages.com features more than 5,000 images, and the subjects vary – from portraits and photographs from press releases to motorsports and product development, just to name a few. More than 5,000 additional images are expected to be added by 2012. more...
Mark Schirmer | email@example.com | 313.390.8647
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 164,000 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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