- Lincoln Collaborates With Visionary Korean Artists on Lincoln Reimagine Project
SEOUL –The Lincoln Reimagine Project, a unique program that honors and recognizes transformative artists who are reshaping their fields, is taking place in South Korea. The three up-and-coming artists who are participating in the program will create a piece of artwork based on a test-drive in the new Lincoln MKZ premium mid-size sedan, launched in May. The artwork the artists create will be unveiled and discussed at the Lincoln Reimagine Project Master Class Event in December.
- Ford Motor Company Congratulates Grupo Viamar on its 50th Anniversary
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – As Ford Motor Company celebrates the 150th birthday of its founder, the Villanueva family is marking 50 years of what has become an automotive empire in the Dominican Republic – Grupo Viamar.
- Ford Awards New Vehicles to Winners of ‘Auto Remedio’ and Idol Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Ford Puerto Rico awarded the winner of its “Auto Remedio” contest a new Ford Escape equipped with the latest technology, including Active Park Assist, hands-free liftgate and the fuel-efficient Ecoboost engine.
- Ford to Launch 17 Vehicles in Next 24 Months to Accelerate Growth in Middle East and Africa
DUBAI, UAE – Ford Motor Company said today it plans to launch 17 new or refreshed Ford and Lincoln vehicles in the next 24 months to accelerate growth in the Middle East and Africa – including the Ford Fusion sedan and the EcoSport small SUV debuting today at the 2013 Dubai International Motor Show.
- Focus ST Named Best Performance Hatchback at Middle East Motor Awards
DUBAI, UAE – Ford Focus ST received the Best Performance Hatchback title at this year’s Middle East Motor Awards (MEMA), the biggest independent car awards of the Middle East.
- Ford Displays New Small Cars, C-MAX Hybrid at Puerto Rico Show
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Visitors to the Puerto Rico International Auto Show are getting an up-close look at some of Ford’s newest vehicles.
- Lincoln MKZ Stars in Premier Technology Show
DUBAI, UAE – Lincoln is showcasing its latest innovations at GITEX Technology Week, where the all-new Lincoln MKZ is the official Car of the Show. This is the sixth consecutive year Ford Motor Company has linked up with the Middle East, Africa and South Asia’s premier technology event, which runs through Oct. 24.
- Ford and Comedian Alex Diaz Team Up to Benefit College Students
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Ford Motor Company and comedian Alex Diaz kicked off the second phase of their college tour as part of the launch of the all-new 2014 Ford Fiesta. The collaboration between the automaker and Diaz entails a tour of Puerto Rico’s universities to showcase the new vehicle and present the comedian’s new, free of charge, stand-up comedy show “Profe…NO ENTIENDO,” or “Professor . . . I DON’T UNDERSTAND.”
- Ford Celebrates Official Opening of First Myanmar Dealership
YANGON, Myanmar — Ford Motor Company today celebrated the grand opening of the first authorized Ford dealership in Myanmar. Located in Yangon, the country’s commercial center, the new state-of-the-art facility officially establishes the presence of the Ford brand and global vehicles in the rapidly developing country.
- Nigeria’s Briscoe Ford Sponsors Entrepreneurial-Focused Reality Show
LAGOS, Nigeria – The winner of the inaugural season of “The Next Titan” reality television show – co-sponsored by one of Ford’s authorized dealers in Nigeria – took home a Ford Focus as her prize for beating out 15 other contestants.
- Ford Campaign Comes to Life, Invites Puerto Ricans to Nominate People in Need of an ‘Auto Remedio’
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Ford Motor Company is offering Puerto Rican drivers an opportunity to win a vehicle equipped with Ford-exclusive advanced technologies as part of the second phase of its “Auto Remedio” marketing campaign.
- Ford Expands Services in Cambodia, Launches New Quick Lane and Quick Parts Facilities
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – Ford Motor Company recently launched an all-new Quick Lane service center in Cambodia in the Pochentong area and its second Quick Parts facility in Toulkok.
- Cultural Awareness Seminar Focuses on South Korea
DEARBORN – With record-setting sales every month, South Korea is poised to play a major role within Ford Export and Growth (E&G). As the business continues to grow, an increasing number of E&G employees will likely be interacting with Korean colleagues – often for the first time.
- First Myanmar Ford Vehicle Technicians Return from RMA Academy Training in Thailand
YANGON, Myanmar – Since the announcement of Ford representation in Myanmar in April, dealership technicians, sales and service employees have begun receiving training resources and developing their technical expertise.
- E&G Dealers Mark 110th Year of Ford ‘Putting the World on Wheels’
BANGKOK – Iconic Ford images were on display as dealers across Export and Growth’s (E&G) Asia-Pacific region created Ford Heritage Month to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the founding of Ford Motor Company and the 150th anniversary of the birth of Henry Ford.
- Ford Fights Counterfeiters in the Middle East, Around the World
DEARBORN – The proliferation of counterfeit auto parts is a multibillion dollar problem – one Ford is combatting with teamwork and vigilance. To help prevent imitation Ford parts from reaching consumers, the company has a global team that works with customs officials, dealers and others around the world.
- E&G Sees Marked Increase in ESP Sales
DEARBORN – As Ford Export and Growth vehicle sales have grown steadily, exceeding 166,000 in 2012, so too have sales of the Extended Service Plan contracts it offers. With the year barely half over, sales of ESP contracts in E&G markets have already surpassed the number sold for all of 2012.
- E&G Seeks to Strengthen Lincoln’s Global Presence
DEARBORN – While much of the focus of Lincoln’s relaunch has been on the expansion of sales into China, the luxury brand is well-accustomed to the global stage. It’s actually been a global player for decades, and is currently sold in more than 30 countries throughout the Middle East and Central America, along with South Korea and Puerto Rico.
- Smart Products Drive 20 Per Cent Growth in Middle East During First Half of 2013
DUBAI, UAE – Buoyed by strong demand for Ford and Lincoln products, Ford Middle East posted nearly 20 per cent higher sales for the first half of 2013 versus the same period last year, while the company registered the best June sales on record with a 36 per cent growth over June 2012. The positive sales are attributed to the growing popularity of Ford and Lincoln products sold in the Middle East, a further recognition and seal of approval from customers on marked improvements in quality and top-notch innovations on the new model range.
- Ranger, Ford Impress Odyssey Participants
JOHANNESBURG – With the travel portion of the Ranger Odyssey at an end, still to be determined is who will get to go home with their own Ford Ranger.
- Ford’s Iconic Blue Oval Rises Above Yangon, Myanmar
YANGON, Myanmar – Ford Motor Company has raised its iconic blue oval more than 20 meters, or the height of a six-story building, above its new flagship dealer facility in the commercial center of Yangon, Myanmar.
- Middle East Vehicle Evaluation Programs Help Set Industry Benchmarks in Ford’s Global Product Development
DUBAI, UAE – With the growing importance of the Middle East region as a key market, and due to its unique punishing extreme environment, Ford engineers troop to the region on various occasions each year to put vehicles to extreme tests so as to ensure high quality and durability in Ford’s products and meet the needs of customers wherever they are in the world.
- Ranger Odyssey Africa Pits Pickup Against Africa’s Extreme Terrain
JOHANNESBURG – Ford South Africa is putting the Ranger to the test in the Ford Ranger Odyssey 2013 – a unique and exciting Pan African 4x4 challenge that will seek to conquer some of Africa’s toughest terrain. Ten of South Africa’s toughest proved themselves through four days of intense training and assessment during the recent Ranger Odyssey Boot Camp in Johannesburg. They will compete in a three-week long expedition that kicks off in Kenya June 24. One winner will walk away with ownership of one of the Rangers used in the Odyssey.
- Ford Korea Sets New All-Time Monthly Sales Record in May
SEOUL – Ford Sales Service Korea announced record sales in May, selling 657 vehicles from its Ford and Lincoln brands, making it Ford’s best-ever monthly sales performance in Korea. Previously 614 was the highest record for sales in one month (set in April 2010).
- Export & Growth Renovates Puerto Rico Technical Training Center
CAROLINIA, Puerto Rico - Ford Export and Growth (E&G) invested U.S. $95,000 to upgrade its Puerto Rico Technical Training Center.
- Ford Korea Launches Third Dealer, Opens First Showroom and Sevice Center in Northern Seoul
SEOUL – Ford’s newest dealer partner in Korea, Polaris Auto, opened its showroom in Guri, Gyeonggi-do, and its new service center in Uijeongbu.
- E&G Business Preferred Network Program Improves Service to Fleet Customers
DEARBORN – Ford Export and Growth (E&G) dealers only have until the end of June to become eligible for a fast start bonus award available through the new Business Preferred Network (BPN) program.
- All-New Lincoln MKZ Launches in South Korea
SEOUL – Ford Sales and Service Korea launched the all-new Lincoln MKZ, marking the Asian debut of the vehicle that will set new standards for premium sedans by combining elegant design and impressive state-of-the-art technology.
- Ford Launches New Middle East Brand Campaign
DUBAI, UAE – Ford Middle East launched a regional integrated advertising and communications campaign highlighting Ford’s various smart technologies and the brand’s leadership within the industry. The campaign uses a fun and engaging young Arab character, Youssef, and his friends to highlight the latest Ford models and demonstrate unique Ford technologies such as Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Alert, EcoBoost, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping System and Foot-Activated Liftgate.
- Ford Sales Up 38 Percent in Nigeria
LAGOS, Nigeria – Ford sales in Nigeria are up 38 percent in the first four months of 2013 compared with previous year-to-date sales. Through April, 1,264 units were sold, while 914 units sold during the same time period of 2012.